Why invite Jeremy to speak?
Why a geek?
This is a given… or it should be. Yet sometimes I've seen very charismatic speakers bluff their way through a topic they knew almost nothing about and I've seen coworkers in technical positions who could barely use their computer. How can you tell the difference and avoid the frauds?
Look for the "geeks".
Can you imagine spending thousands of hours sitting in front a computer writing code, playing with virtual computing, building and modifying web systems for fun? The reason that we're called "computer geeks" is that it's not just a job or even a hobby, it's part of who we are.
My people are often very smart and skilled, but aren't the best public speakers. Maybe you've seen it: someone whose abilities were obvious, but their presentation so dry or deeply technical that it did no one any good.
In a departure from the norm, I'm a geek who's passionate for teaching, training, and awareness. I've designed and delivered training to as few as twenty and as many as a thousand or more at military bases, businesses, universities, and government facilities like the State Department, the FBI, and the Pentagon. The goal is edutainment – You'll like what you see, but you'll always learn something in the process!
What I do, I do because people are taken advantage of and put at risk solely because they lack the information to protect themselves. If only victims of e-mail scams had been warned; if people knew how their online posts could be used against them; if only the knew what I know.
That frustration has led to my mission – I will use my expertise to help people control information risks. The goal, every time, is that anyone who attends my training will leave better defended and prepared than before they came. It only counts as a success for me if I make a tangible and lasting impact on my audiences' lives!
OSPEC is a Waste of Time (50 minutes)
If you've worked for the govrernment as an employee, military, or contractor, there's a good chance you've taken an OPSEC course. OPSEC is critically important, but the training leaves a lot to be desired. Instead of focusing on the mentality and behaviors that make someone successful at practicing OPSEC, they spend all their time talking about the five steps, the math, and all the other things that OPSEC Program Managers need to know (but no one else cares about).
I've been teaching OPSEC and privacy principles for more than a decade and I can show your organization not only what they need to know, but how to teach it to others. Select this briefing to learn why OPSEC is a Waste of Time and how to make it not be.
Protecting your Identity On and Offline (50 minutes)
Six Ways to Destroy Yourself Online (60 minutes)
Reclaiming Your Online Identity (50 minutes)
Passwords and Authentication Bootcamp (50 minutes)
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