Make A Difference
Update/Clarification: Shortly after we released this slide deck, several folks reached out asking if they could "white label" it for their own purposes. Quite honestly, there isn't a need to ask. The slide show is open-sourced under the "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial" license. We selected this particular license because it means a) you can't charge someone for the slides, b) you can make any modifications you deem necessary, and c) you must provide "appropriate" credit. For all practical purposes, text on the final slide works as credit if you want to avoid the murky legal interpretation of "appropriate." So while we would love for you to leave the 'Content By' on the first slide, it is not necessary. Recognition for this work is far less important than getting it in the hands of those willing to share/present the content in their own communities and more importantly, who want to make a difference. The details of the CC license are also available on the SlideShare upload of these slides (link) for further reading as well as visibility.
We spent months putting together high-quality cybersecurity awareness training material. We reached out to numerous professionals for feedback -- information security, IT, and otherwise. We presented the material several times both publicly and behind closed doors. We continued (continue) tweaking the material based on attendee and professional feedback.
Now... We're giving it away for free!
At the end of the day, we are just one company. No matter how awesome we think we are or even how awesome our customers think we are, there's only so much we can do to move the security needle. How can we touch more people and initiate change far beyond us? Those are some of the thoughts that led us to releasing our cybersecurity awareness training. Now anyone can present tried-and-true material at their local library and business events in their communities without pouring days, weeks, or even months into developing content. The hope is to get a “grass roots” end user training movement going.
Aside from getting a warm, fuzzy feeling deep down in your tummy, there are other benefits to presenting.
- You are educating folks in your community. In turn, you are helping to protect them from phishing emails, phone scams, SMS scams, and much more.
- You are improving your presenting skills.
- You are earning recognition as a subject matter expert in your area.
- Volunteering can be awfully rewarding. What isn't always rewarding is volunteering for something that doesn't utilize your talents or knowledge... This is your chance to change that.
- Because it's the right thing to do!
The presentation is roughly 45 mins. The timing depends on your presentation style so we encourage a few dry runs beforehand. We also suggest stories to make the presentation more relate-able. There are quite a few slides, however, there should be very little discussion on the transition slides. If you schedule an hour, that will give a little time for discussion during the presentation and/or for Q&A at the end.
What are you waiting for? You can make a difference! Don't think about it. Just call your local library, co-working space, or other business event today and find someone to talk to about scheduling a date/time for the training. You won’t regret it!
Cybersecurity Awareness Training (CAT) Slide Deck v1.0
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