What Sennacherib Taught Me about Security: How to Translate Cyber-Speak

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What do cuneiform and cybersecurity have in common? Both are “C” words and both are arcane languages. Cuneiform is the past; cybersecurity is the future as everything is connected. How do we de-geek our speak for the many who need to know? Learn how to use the communication weapons in your armory you didn’t know you had: stories, analogies, humor, sarcasm, economics, history, biology and more.

Learning Objectives:
1: Learn how humor, economics, military history and more can shed light on cybersecurity.
2: Develop your own library of analogies to convey security issues and possible remedies.
3: Discover how to explain a complex security issue to a nonexpert in less than 10 minutes.
Mary Ann Davidson


CSO, Global Product Security, Oracle Corporation

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