My company 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!
Why? 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!
Get the slides on TreeTop Security’s website
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Dallas Haselhorst has worked as an IT and information security consultant for over 20 years. During that time, he has owned his own businesses and worked with companies in numerous industries. Dallas holds several industry certifications and when not working or tinkering in tech, he may be found attempting to mold his daughters into card carrying nerds and organizing BSidesKC.