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9/13/2019
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John Klossner
John Klossner
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John Klossner has been drawing technology cartoons for more than 15 years. His work regularly appears in Computerworld and Federal Computer Week. His illustrations and cartoons have also been published in The New Yorker, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal. Web site: ... View Full Bio

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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
9/13/2019 | 2:54:45 PM
Write a Caption, Win a Prize
We've got a new caption contest! Enter and win a $$25 Amazon gift card.
StephenP787
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StephenP787,
User Rank: Strategist
9/16/2019 | 2:56:19 PM
Re: Write a Caption, Win a Prize
This is not what I had expected when we discussed preparing for the upcoming SOC 2 Assessment.
vantag
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vantag,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/20/2019 | 9:32:19 AM
Re: Write a Caption, Win a Prize
"He's too shy to invite me out face to face!"
archeanchaos
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archeanchaos,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/2/2019 | 3:18:03 PM
Re: Write a Caption, Win a Prize
George asked for advice on social engineering techniques. I told him the best methods involve something you know.
danielcummins
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danielcummins,
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9/16/2019 | 8:02:33 AM
name that toon entry
Ever since his cryptography class, he's been obsessed with Alice and Bob.
blightsey3921
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blightsey3921,
User Rank: Strategist
9/16/2019 | 9:59:19 AM
shallow fake
His project hasn't quite polished enough to be called a "deep fake" yet.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2019 | 12:47:49 PM
Re: shallow fake
It was only then that Sam realized his friend had taken private messaging to a whole new level. 
bbbarrier
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bbbarrier,
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9/16/2019 | 2:24:43 PM
Puppet show exploit
New social engineering technique spotted in the wild. 

 

-bbbarrier

 

 
DarkReading24
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DarkReading24,
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9/17/2019 | 7:49:40 AM
Hijacked
Someone hijacked Tim's streaming accounts over the weekend. Even if he somehow gets control again, I think the damage has already been done.
larriee
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larriee,
User Rank: Guru
9/17/2019 | 11:22:35 AM
caption
Doug's penetration testing skills were his most endorsed on LinkedIn.
reg2385
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reg2385,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/17/2019 | 11:28:04 AM
Cartoon contest
Since they removed my side cube wall, I feel like i am under survellance.
PajamaSam
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PajamaSam,
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9/17/2019 | 2:50:52 PM
Sock Puppets
He still insists that security by obscurity is the way to go.
Tempest2004
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Tempest2004,
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9/17/2019 | 5:11:24 PM
sock puppets
Fred has learned that his co-works were more likely to listen to security threat diatribes from his sock puppets.
Tempest2004
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9/17/2019 | 5:27:52 PM
sock puppets
Fred's sock puppets could have frank security conversations with management without the risk of being fired.
Deadsnott
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9/18/2019 | 9:44:24 AM
SOCKS puppets
I think he may have misunderstood when I suggested using a SOCKS proxy to bypass the firewall.
Tempest2004
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Tempest2004,
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9/18/2019 | 4:12:33 PM
sock puppets
Because Sock Puppets don't get fired for being brutally honest describing the weaknesses of existing security controls.
packetnarc
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packetnarc,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/27/2019 | 11:57:22 AM
Sock Puppet Social Engineer
Our new Social Engineering campaign sure has brought Allen out of his shell. I just hope he washed them first.
kratiw
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kratiw,
User Rank: Strategist
9/19/2019 | 10:10:10 AM
Legal!
I don't think legal is taking our concerns about identity theft seriously.
jd.daniels
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jd.daniels,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/19/2019 | 1:10:29 PM
Creepy
Can we make sure my computer's camera is off? I feel like I am being watched.
Hazbro
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Hazbro,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/22/2019 | 5:13:13 AM
Cartoon Caption Contest
I wish they'd put a sock in it.
thekob96
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thekob96,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/25/2019 | 2:24:04 PM
First day on the job
I don't want to alarm you... but being that you are the first female software engineer that our company has hired...?  You might find that there are those within your department who are a little curious about your presence here.
harrismc
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9/25/2019 | 2:29:22 PM
Soc puppets
That is not what I had in mind when we asked for a  2 SOC assessment
HPERPER
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HPERPER,
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9/25/2019 | 3:23:54 PM
Sock Puppets
Well..they match, so I guess we passed.  How do we prevent the constant oversight?
Doubleton
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Doubleton,
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9/26/2019 | 8:30:42 AM
Identity theft.
His resume said "Identity Theft Expert."
jojoh
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9/26/2019 | 3:45:04 PM
Monitor This
It appears our SOC monitoring tools are up and running.
reg2385
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9/27/2019 | 12:35:29 PM
Cartoon contest
I feel harrassed. They keep saying to each other; Sock-it-to-me! Sock-it-to-me! Sock-it-to-me!
Koalaking
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Koalaking,
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9/27/2019 | 3:55:25 PM
Replacement CISO
The last CISO moved us to the cloud and did not secure S3 buckets.  I would like to introduce you to his replacement, Socky McSockster.
amaguhn
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amaguhn,
User Rank: Strategist
10/1/2019 | 7:49:25 AM
Security Training
The security training budget has been hit hard this year.
sdenrich
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10/3/2019 | 1:49:37 PM
SOC Puppets
"Marge, I think Larry is is trying to spoof our ID's again"
REISEN1955
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10/3/2019 | 3:06:33 PM
Re: SOC Puppets
Norm was not taking the SOC analyst training very well.
lakers85
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10/4/2019 | 2:15:12 PM
Lack of Cybersecurity Talent is a Systemic Issue
Joan: "I thought our CISO was kidding when he said HR placed 2 new interns in the Security Department to help monitor all operations and infrastructure."

Pete: "Well, he did hit the 'easy button'."

Both: "hahahaha"
matthewkmiller
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10/7/2019 | 1:29:16 PM
SOC Sock Puppets
The executive spoof training technique needed work.
matthewkmiller
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matthewkmiller,
User Rank: Strategist
10/7/2019 | 1:31:41 PM
SOC Sock Puppets
The new hire misunderstood the job description for the SOC position.
havancourt
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havancourt,
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10/7/2019 | 4:31:35 PM
caption - The auditors are performing a SOX review
The auditors are performing a SOX review
mikeoke_2k4
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mikeoke_2k4,
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10/8/2019 | 8:52:19 AM
SOC Puppets
Billy denied the rumour that outsourcing their SIEM to a third party would turn the Security department into SOC Puppets
maramtunis
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10/9/2019 | 10:07:30 AM
SOC puppets
Do you SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the SOX coming! ( Only in WWE restling voice)
maramtunis
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maramtunis,
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10/9/2019 | 10:08:12 AM
SOC puppets
Do you SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the SOX coming! ( Only in WWE restling voice)
Boiler95
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Boiler95,
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10/10/2019 | 4:07:55 PM
SOC (Summer of Code)
"I don't think Jimmy understands what the Summer of Code is."
Hudey123
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Hudey123,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/11/2019 | 11:28:27 AM
SOC Puppets caption:
We hired him because his resume said he had expert level Puppet skills. We're waiting for lunch so he can show off his Chef skills before HR starts the termination process.
underestimatess
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underestimatess,
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10/16/2019 | 1:23:18 PM
Sock Puppet Cartoon Contest
Day 34: They still haven't noticed we replaced the entire SOC with socks.
jevans1230
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User Rank: Strategist
10/17/2019 | 9:42:27 AM
Shoulder Surfing
The old using of sock puppets for Shoulder Surfing technique. 
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