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11/11/2019
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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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techstar55
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techstar55,
User Rank: Guru
11/11/2019 | 2:49:31 PM
Dueling Free Throws
Dueling Free Throws

A riff on the song Dueling Banjos
techstar55
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techstar55,
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11/11/2019 | 2:53:06 PM
Dueling Free Throws
Dueling Free Throws

A riff on the song Dueling Banjos
techstar55
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11/11/2019 | 2:54:32 PM
Dueling Free Throws
Dueling Free Throws

A riff on the song Dueling Banjos
ragraham
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ragraham,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/11/2019 | 9:06:28 PM
Offensive Security
Offensive Security
Jan@eskenzipr.com
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[email protected],
User Rank: Apprentice
11/12/2019 | 6:52:54 AM
Cartoon Caption
How do you like our new spear phishing email solution?
kancell
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kancell,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/12/2019 | 9:59:07 AM
Cartoon Caption
Did you want spear phishing? Trojan horse? Or all of the above?
Blaze007
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Blaze007,
User Rank: Strategist
11/12/2019 | 10:25:25 AM
Name That Toon Caption
"IT told me that once they build a moat around my workstation, I'll finally get rid of this nasty Trojan."
HPERPER
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HPERPER,
User Rank: Strategist
11/12/2019 | 12:41:45 PM
Endpoint Protection Toon
We heard about a white horse.  I think thats Frank's kid with a sheet over the family dog.
Dredger23
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Dredger23,
User Rank: Strategist
11/13/2019 | 10:06:40 AM
Roleplay as an attacker
I think Bob has taken "Roleplay as an attacker", to a all new high...
blightsey3921
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User Rank: Strategist
11/14/2019 | 11:46:30 AM
office romance
I thought the "Knight in Shining Armor" was Tracie's latest office romance!
marshalljohns
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marshalljohns,
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11/14/2019 | 11:48:31 AM
End Point Protection Toon
"Now go away or I will taunt you a second time"
abbyross
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abbyross,
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11/14/2019 | 11:51:53 AM
Call the police!
"Call the police! This pen tester is breaking into our computers!"

"Uh, you know you hired him to do a pen test, right? And he has a contract."
jimlh
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jimlh,
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11/14/2019 | 12:04:15 PM
Tilting at windmills
Looks like Don is trying to convince the CFO to increase our cybersecurity budget, again.
cmgreenjr1
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11/14/2019 | 4:11:36 PM
Name that toon
"Looks like the Trojans are evolving into a more focused attack mode."
abigailb
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abigailb,
User Rank: Strategist
11/18/2019 | 2:25:38 PM
Endpoint Protection
So you just give this guy the password to access your desk
scottdutton@centurytel.net
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[email protected],
User Rank: Apprentice
11/18/2019 | 3:09:52 PM
Cartoon Caption
We wanted the Cyber Ninjas, but this was the best we could find.
paustinnew
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paustinnew,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/18/2019 | 5:17:14 PM
Tilting at windmills
Is this a new type of spear phishing?
2huka
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2huka,
User Rank: Strategist
11/21/2019 | 1:07:41 PM
Dream the Impossible Dream
'Look, our very own Don Quixote!  If only his chivalrous attempt could twart the ransom, we'd be spared the media coverage.'
InfoSec Overnights
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InfoSec Overnights,
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11/19/2019 | 5:16:36 AM
Caption
I don't think he understands "spearphishing."
kratiw
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kratiw,
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11/19/2019 | 7:58:43 AM
Red Team
Someone on the red team is taking things too litteraly.
BrianR603
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BrianR603,
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11/19/2019 | 9:02:28 AM
End Point Protection
"Looks like the new security solution they brought in keeps charging our accounts"
suliano
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suliano,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/19/2019 | 1:21:02 PM
su
-when I told you that our cyber-defense was from another age
rslay99
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rslay99,
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11/20/2019 | 5:20:14 PM
Medieval Kingdom Security
"Must have been another Bud Light Platinum night at Joe's, He's trying to protect the office with Medieval Kingdom Security again!"
rainforestpress
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11/20/2019 | 7:11:31 PM
Knight Shift
He said the knight shift was the pointy end of the cyber-security spear.

 
markgrogan
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11/27/2019 | 2:21:55 AM
Re: Knight Shift
I really think he is stuck in old ways of thinking.
acampbell448
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11/21/2019 | 9:31:33 AM
White Knight?
Managment said they were looking for a White Knight to save us but I don't think this is what they meant!
rockclimber510
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11/21/2019 | 10:01:50 AM
Giants In Disguise
Microsoft's Lock Screen apparently looked a little too real on Don's new 8K screen.
rockclimber510
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rockclimber510,
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11/21/2019 | 10:03:58 AM
Giant Problem
When Don's computer got infected with ransomware, he knew he had a giant problem he had to fight.
dmisk.2019
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dmisk.2019,
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11/22/2019 | 9:39:02 AM
Cyber Awareness
"I think this year's Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign is too much!  I'll clean up after a cyber incident, but I will not clean up after a horse incident." 

 
gicad
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11/25/2019 | 8:05:56 AM
Technology evolution

Let's hope this time, the Insanity Knight will succeed, with his traditional old approach, to save us.

 

DANDREN554
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User Rank: Strategist
11/25/2019 | 11:17:13 AM
from the ministry of silly cyber offense
We are no longer the knights who say SPAMALOT! We are now the knights who say dilly dilly trojan horse!
mikeoke_2k4
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mikeoke_2k4,
User Rank: Strategist
11/26/2019 | 8:39:52 AM
Endpoint Protection
Bob's taking this "one man crusade against phishing" a little too far...
kratiw
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11/26/2019 | 11:30:27 AM
Old idiom, new technology
Tilting at Windows
Lomax6996
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11/27/2019 | 9:22:00 AM
Name That Toon: Endpoint Protection
"Find out who hired this new Pen Tester!"
steve@tvstrategies.com
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[email protected],
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11/27/2019 | 2:26:57 PM
Re: Name That Toon: Endpoint Protection
"This is nothing - he does Civil War re-enactments on weekends!"
WallyDragon
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11/29/2019 | 9:01:37 AM
Endpoint Protection
Looks like our "Last Line of defence" process needs a little more work...
EJ Carroll
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12/2/2019 | 9:26:15 AM
Endpoint
"I tried to tell him that it's not "knight" mode, but he wouldn't listen."
matthewkmiller
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12/2/2019 | 11:47:54 AM
Medieval
When I heard him say he was about to get medieval on the malicious actors, I didn't take him literally.
ey3432
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12/2/2019 | 5:58:45 PM
pen test
"When corporate said they were hiring a new penetration tester, I was definitely not expecting this."
mehulpruthi
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12/5/2019 | 2:02:56 AM
Cartoon Contest
Desktop: My enemies think they can destroy my data. These noobs are unaware of desktop virtualization.
TonyA940
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User Rank: Author
12/5/2019 | 2:10:26 PM
"The security team seem to be taking SiegeWare seriously"
"The security team seem to be taking SiegeWare seriously" 
firozb
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firozb,
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12/6/2019 | 12:30:30 AM
Spear phishing campaigns
When I requested protection from spear phishing campaigns, I didn't quite expect this.
PajamaSam
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12/9/2019 | 3:19:51 PM
Name That Toon
"This is the last time we hire Game of Thrones Security"
bhymer
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12/10/2019 | 4:17:34 AM
Name that Tune
Our Endpoint Protection system is a little outdated... 
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