When it comes to preventing cybercrime and scams, and maintaining awareness and vigilance, your local community is little different to a campus.
So we thought – what if you were to make your collection of Secure In 60 Seconds videos available to your local K-12 schools, and even to your entire local community, so that everyone can benefit from the same expertise?
Not only a unique opportunity to create a nationwide awareness campaign centered around local universities and colleges, but great for your organization too.
Here’s why we think it could be a game-changer for everyone who cares about security awareness:
It’s a great PR and leadership opportunity
It’s such a creative and valuable community giveback (everyone’s vulnerable to scams). And because there’s nothing proprietary in the training and it can be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, there’s no security risk.
It helps make awareness matter on campus
When you make awareness personal – to the individual, to their family and friends, to their local community – you’re much more likely to get broader buy-in and in turn, improve awareness.
It makes awareness more of a cause and less of a chore
When you start turning security awareness into a bigger and wider cause, a fight for everyone, you’re also much more likely to increase interest and traction across campus.
It’s great for your local schools
What a wonderful gift and gesture for any cash-strapped local school districts, to help protect schools from the same threats you face, to raise awareness amongst staff, teachers, students, and their families, and even inspire a new generation of security professionals and evangelists.
It could help after an event
It might help your university in the event of a security breach because it shows that your commitment to security awareness goes far beyond just checking a box.
It’s a free gift to alumni
You could also share the videos with alumni and their families and networks, further increasing the reach of the campaign. And who knows, maybe even increase donations.
It could help local businesses
Your local Chamber of Commerce would make an ideal partner in promoting the program to the community. Their members, typically small businesses, are as much a target as anyone else, but typically don’t have the budget for training. So you’d be doing them a huge favor too.
It’s great for cybersecurity students
If your campus offers or plans to offer any education programs around cybersecurity, what a great way to promote your leadership on the topic and to give students some real-world experience and projects to add to their resume..
It could pay for itself
If you offer cybersecurity degrees or courses, and your community outreach convinces just one student to enroll in your courses, then the program will likely have paid for itself.
If the idea interests you and you’d like to know more, please contact me at neal(at)thinksecurityfirst.co or use this form.