The Five Best TED Talks on Cybersecurity

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It’s been a long year since the pandemic began, and one of the things that I’ve missed most has been the opportunity to be able to attend our local TED talks or to hear my cyber peers share their important perspectives on cyber with the TED audiences. With that in mind, I thought I’d share […]

Make Cybersecurity Easy With Tiny Habits

Have you ever been told to never write your password down? Or never use social media? Don’t click on links? Never use Wi-Fi at a coffee shop? Cybersecurity should be easy, but sometimes advice like this makes it seem hard. We think making cybersecurity can be easy, you just need to build habits. There are […]

The Inside Story of How The Girl Scouts Created Their Cybersecurity Merit Badges

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In June 2017, I was in Vancouver, British Columbia, attending Palo Alto Networks’ annual cybersecurity conference, Ignite. Typically, the focus is on in-depth technical challenges and on how customers are solving those problems using Palo Alto’s technology, but something different happened in 2017. During the opening keynote, Mark McLaughlin, who was the CEO of Palo […]

Cybersecurity Mythbusters – Biggest Phisher Edition

You should always expect to get a phishing message. Or at least that’s what we tell people. That is the solution to all our phishing problems, right? Actually, I think this has turned out to be another one of those myths that we tell ourselves in the cybersecurity world. And to protect our communities effectively, […]

Cybersecurity’s Pepsi Challenge

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about one of the most famous marketing campaigns of all time, the Pepsi Challenge. But this isn’t an article about soft drinks, or marketing agencies.  This article is about cybersecurity awareness and how we need something better. If you’ve never taken the Pepsi Challenge, let me describe it for […]

Phishing Fair Can Build Trust

I was talking with some colleagues on LinkedIn recently about simulated phishing. A company last week used a particularly tone deaf simulated phishing message at a company struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees had been furloughed, salaries were cut, so when a simulated phishing message claiming to offer bonuses was sent, the employees were furious. […]