December 27, 2021

National Cybersecurity Alliance 2021 Wrap Up

Happy New Year! The National Cybersecurity Alliance had a busy and exciting year advocating for the safe use of all technology and educating everyone on how best to protect themselves, their families, and their organizations from cybercrime.

Let’s take a minute to celebrate the past successes, the upcoming new year, and the bright future of this organization together. After all, cybersecurity is a team sport. It takes everyone doing their part to help people stay safe online.

December 6, 2021

The National Cybersecurity Alliance: Creating a Human-Centric Approach to Cyber Security  

On October 21st, the National Cybersecurity Alliance and The Embassy of the United States of America hosted the “Building a Human-Centric Approach to Cyber Security” virtual event celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The event included speakers from the The National Cybersecurity Alliance, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Microsoft, and Terranova Security. They shared insight on how to build an effective, human-centric cyber security strategy.  

December 2, 2021

From Teaching Student to Furniture Manufacturing to Cybersecurity: A Chat with Anthony Tuttle of Grand Circus

There is a common misperception around the cybersecurity industry that there is only one way into a career in cyber: you build your own computers as a kid, study coding in college, and then jump into the deep end as a developer in one of the world’s tech hubs. But for Anthony Tuttle, Associate Director of National Workforce Development at Grand Circus, this certainly wasn’t the case.

December 1, 2021

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Adversary

With COVID-19 keeping some families and friends apart, and supply chain issues limiting what’s available on store shelves, this might not feel like the normal holiday season to many Americans. But there is one thing that makes this holiday season much like every other holiday season in recent memory – there will be an uptick in cyberattacks and malicious activity.

November 15, 2021

Art Scam

The following story is an account of how my wife, Sara, responded to an email scam attempt. All of the material in these emails is taken directly from an exchange between our scammer and my wife. This entire exchange played out over several days as we drove across the American West this October. I was actively involved in processing these responses.

October 29, 2021

A Sprinklr Case Study: Using the Art of Storytelling for Security Awareness Training

The main goal of any security awareness program is to increase employee cyber awareness and impact behavior. As security awareness professionals know all too well, the challenge is making it FUN, making it stick. At Sprinklr, we set out to do just that in a way that would be entertaining and engaging for all our 3,000+ employees around the world. We have found great success with what we created and wanted to share with the National Cyber Security Alliance community in hopes that others can do the same.