Calling All Fear Mongers: Raising Security Awareness without Creating Cyber-Hysteria

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DDoS, Ransomware, honeypots, breaches, encryption—common words used by information security professionals that can strike fear into the hearts of end users and executives. Too much FUD leads to confusion, bad choices and inaction. This talk will illustrate how language is used in security and how it can be used to spur action or create hysteria and paralysis.

Learning Objectives:
1: Leave with a greater awareness of how the words used in our industry affect the response, desired or not, of those around them
2: Learn techniques for simple adjustments in language to make the conversation around security more productive

Dr. Kelley Misata


Founder and CEO / Senior Director of Open Source, Sightline Security / Corelight

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