Cyber Security Training Haikus: No Heads in the Sand

As a Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, it often falls to me to come up with new and entertaining ways to engage our employees with the kind of in-depth security training mandatory at a large cybersecurity company. 

Prior to National Cyber Security Awareness month (NCSAM) last year, I made a joke on an internal coms channel about penning an original security haiku each day that month. That simple joke stuck with me and I thought... why not? 

So, each week I spent some time over coffee crafting security haikus and penning an email to be sent to the entire company each Monday morning. After the first week, something surprising happened - our employees started replying to my daily emailed haiku by sending me their own haikus in return. 

Here are a selection of some of our favorites. Part 2 of this series can be found here.

No heads in the sand

for security issues

We are all owners

- by Steve Mancini
Deputy CISO

Don't change your hostname

without IT approval

Yes, you. Change it back.

- by Jess Fortier
Sr. SOAR Engineer

Plze enable me

I'm just a tiny macro

Docs wiped. Kthnxbai.

- by Natasha Rhodes
Managing Editor

Find me on the floor

Pick me up and plug me in

i-drive you crazy

- by Anja Graefing
Sr. Executive Assistant

Free public WiFi

Is it really safe to use?

Ask Man in Middle

- by Savion Agard
Technical Recruiter

Embrace the Dark Side

Play evil then know evil

Threat model all work

- by Steve Mancini
Deputy CISO

Thank you for leaving

your computer unsecured

your data is mine

- by Anita Samuelson
Senior Compensation Manager 

Further reading:

Read my original post here: Creating Engaging Security Training for Employees
See more security haikus hereCyber Security Training Haikus Part 2: Shellcode Returns

COPYRIGHT: All cybersecurity haikus © the BlackBerry Cylance employees named above. Kindy give them author attribution if sharing these haikus elsewhere.... because it's just a nice thing to do.