Welcome to the debut of the Pop Culture Security program – a monthly installment of the Security Catalyst Show. Please also welcome James Costello – the man with the idea for this program and my cohost on this effort. This program explores and explains how to use pop culture to communicate security concepts to those around you. We explain by doing, and respond to your challenges.
This podcast is based, to a large extent, on the work James did in preparing for and delivering a peer to peer session at the RSA conference this year. While sitting at Mel’s the morning of his presentation, we enjoyed a conversation about the topic that kept on going, and immediately decided the best way to extend the conversation and build on his efforts was to produce a monthly program.
For our first piece of Pop Culture to use as a reference point to better explain security, we selected Night at the Museum – a comedy with Ben Stiller that is currently (or was) running on Home Box Office (HBO).Â
Movie at IMDB (including synopsis):Â http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477347/
Movie Trailer:Â http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2459500825/
This movie held many lessons for those responsible for security in addition to providing some excellent examples for us to anchor our points to. We will work to keep the program short, informative and useful – especially if you are interested in building a security awareness training program that works!
To participate in the monthly challenge:
- callÂ Â 206-350-8346 and leave us a message with your challenge
- email popculturesecurity &at& securitycatalyst dot com
PS: I recently purchased a snowball microphone in an effort to streamline my audio programs and preserve quality. So far, I am disappointed with the quality of the unit – and feel that my sound is hollow and tinny; as such, I’ll be exploring how to restore the sound quality I appreciate in the coming days. The challenge is capturing sound in a way that works with Skype for many of this interviews, but is still portable. If you have experiences, ideas and suggestions for something functional, portable and reliable – shoot me a note. In the meantime, enjoy the programs. More to come next week, with an “Author Interview.”