Every time I interview a candidate, I ask, “Who is your role model in cybersecurity?” Some candidates name famous hackers, like Kevin Mitnick. Others choose well-known journalists like Brian Krebs or a prolific writers like Bruce Schnier. One candidate said their role model was Neo from the Matrix movies. There isn’t any right answer to this […]Read More Cybersecurity Role Models
You’re fired. No, this isn’t about a politician’s catchphrase. It’s actually something I overheard at a conference last year. I was listening to two people sitting near me talk about a security incident that had happened at the woman’s company. “He should be fired,” was the other person’s immediate response. This makes me wonder if […]Read More You’re Fired – Cybersecurity Apprentice
I had the opportunity a couple of months ago to meet Kevin Finke at a conference. Kevin isn’t a security guy, he’s a self described design nerd. But Kevin has changed the way I look at my security awareness program. We talk a lot about how we need to “revolutionize” our security awareness programs, but […]Read More Security Awareness Training, Now With Personality!