‘The CyberHero Adventures Present’ distills sophisticated cybersecurity information that’s entertaining, partaking and helpful to a wide range of organizations.
Origin Story [ awr-i-jin stawr-ee, or-i-jin ] noun: A backstory, or established background narrative, that informs the id and motivations of heroes and villains in a comic book e book.
Why comedian books?
Because the host of “The CyberHero Adventures Present” podcast, my mission has been to shine the sunshine on the unsung cyber heroes who toil in anonymity to maintain us protected on-line at work, residence and faculty. Twice weekly, we hear and be taught from thought leaders within the cybersecurity and IT communities, focusing our discussions on the 16+ Vital Infrastructure Sectors of the DHS/CISA and on present occasions within the cybersecurity enviornment. I used to be lucky to satisfy Alan Shimel, MediaOps CEO and founder, and we’re honored to have fashioned a three way partnership with MediaOps to boost the standard of our manufacturing, our outreach and, most significantly, world distribution of the present.
‘The CyberHero Adventures Present’ Backstory
Because the CEO of a extremely profitable advertising and marketing and analysis agency with about 100 crew members, I used to be lucky to promote 49% of our firm to a world advertising and marketing group. The whole lot was going nice till it occurred—proper underneath my nostril: A trusted insider and a tech contractor “cloned” my complete firm. The contractor spoofed our web site, redirected calls to their shadow firm, hacked our automobile (in accordance with OnStar, there have been 36 individuals connected to my account) and rather more. There have been not less than 19 assault vectors.
This went on for years till we needed to shut the corporate, and we misplaced the whole lot. Unable to obtain any justice as a result of complexity of attribution and obfuscation, I pivoted from sufferer to advocate. I made a decision to share my story and the teachings I realized with the aim of serving to others keep away from being hacked and to share finest practices on how one can recuperate.
The subsequent step for me was to be taught all I may about cybersecurity. I started to learn “Cybersecurity for Dummies,” believing I’d discover my solutions there. After the primary 10 pages, I used to be completely LOST! I phoned the creator and instructed him this: He broke out laughing! He defined that the e book isn’t actually for inexperienced persons. I knew that there needed to be a greater technique to distill sophisticated cybersecurity and tech data into one thing that was entertaining, partaking and helpful to all kinds of organizations. I used to be on the film theatre watching Spiderman when the lightbulb turned on: superhero comics!
“The CyberHero Adventures: Defenders of the Digital Universe” was born!
My head was bursting with concepts, however I spotted there have been three enormous obstacles to beat:
- I knew nothing about cybersecurity.
- I knew nothing about how one can inform technical tales.
- I knew nothing about making comics.
Aside from that, I used to be excellent for the mission (ha!).
I spotted I wanted a whole lot of assist. I started to attend cybersecurity conferences across the nation, amassing information, badges and pals. The group responded with assist, recommendation, story concepts and respect. I felt so indebted for the kindness acquired, I endeavored to raise them by way of the comedian, creating “defender” characters that embodied a number of of these unbelievable people I met. Over time, I met cybersecurity professionals from many industries and organizations and determined to begin my podcast as a technique to give them a platform and to proceed sharing factual, dependable details about cybersecurity practitioners.
The result’s a comic book e book sequence devoted to the group of unsung heroes who toil in anonymity to maintain up protected at work, residence and faculty.
“The CyberHero Adventures Present” video podcasts additional added dimension to the portrait of the cybersecurity professionals, the defenders who toil in anonymity to maintain us protected on-line. They’re selfless, very smart, humorous and virtuous. They’re devoted to their mission. And lots of of them love comics!
I’m sure that MediaOps and Cyber Heroes will forge a protracted and satisfying relationship.