The Secureworks Cybersecurity Literacy Challenge is on! With a chance to win prizes up to $10,000, our carefully selected judges are looking for the best game or app that promotes cyber literacy. The top three submissions will be featured across our social channels and there are additional opportunities to win with the “best game for home” and the “best game for work.” The contest closes May 9th, so you still have plenty of time to enter!
Entrants will have their projects reviewed by a diverse panel of expert judges whose collective footprints span the cybersecurity industry. Get to know them below!
David Chou – Global Healthcare CIO
David Chou (LinkedIn) is a senior healthcare technology executive with experience working in the healthcare space throughout the world. David is a dynamic keynote speaker and industry commentator working with organizations to transform their business models using technology. He has spoken worldwide at healthcare tech-related conferences, including keynotes for leading industry events and intimate executive settings. David is also one of the most mentioned CIOs in the media and is well quoted in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare, HIMSS Media, ZDNet, CIO.com, Huffington Post, and Becker's Healthcare. David is an active member of both ACHE and HIMSS while serving on the board for CHIME.
“Focus less on blocking access and devices and more on understanding cyber risks. Improving a person’s cyber literacy can help them work, think, and communicate more effectively in a world driven by technology innovation.”
Eric Escobar - Technical Lead & Principal Consultant, Secureworks Adversary Group (SwAG)
Eric (LinkedIn) is a seasoned pentester and a Principal Security Consultant at Secureworks. On a daily basis, he attempts to compromise large enterprise networks to test their physical, human, network, and wireless security. He has successfully compromised companies from all business sectors, including: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Entertainment, Amusement Parks, Banking, Finance, Technology, Insurance, Military, Retail, Food Distribution, Government, Education, Transportation, Energy, and Industrial Manufacturing.
His team consecutively won first place at DEF CON 23, 24, and 25's Wireless CTF, snagging a black badge along the way. Forcibly retired from competing in the Wireless CTF, he now helps create challenges!
Before entering the cybersecurity arena, Eric attained both a BS and MS in Civil Engineering along with his Professional Engineering license.
“We grow up learning to look both ways before crossing the street, why shouldn’t we learn to think twice before clicking an email or installing an app?”
Sally Eaves - Emergent Technology CTO | Global Strategy Advisor
Dr. Sally Eaves (LinkedIn) is Senior Policy Advisor and Chair of Cyber Trust for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies and Research, and CEO of Aspirational Futures which enhances inclusion, sustainability, and diversity in education and technology. Described as the “torchbearer for ethical tech,” she was the inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact award, presented at the United Nations, and works across sectors to enable shared value business and societal innovation across the world.
A highly experienced Chief Technology Officer, Professor in Advanced Technology, and Global Strategic Advisor, Sally is an award-winning International Author, Advisor, Researcher, and Keynote Speaker on Digital Transformation (AI, Security, IoT, 5G, Cloud, Blockchain) alongside Culture, Skills, Sustainability, and SDGs Impact.
She also continually achieves top 10 globally leading rankings for thought leadership influence across all advanced technology disciplines, digital transformation, future of work, and social innovation and appears regularly for commentary across TV, Online, and Radio media outlets. Sally is the editor of Cyber Insights, develops bleeding-edge courses across the data and technology discipline spectrum, and is publishing her new book ‘Tech For Good’ in 2022.
"Cybersecurity literacy is a modern-day imperative for organizations of any size from SMB through to enterprise and similarly for individuals, families, students and employees alike – this is a critical skill for everyone and not confined to those in tech-facing roles. The time is now to close talent gaps within the Security sector, change the narrative on what a Cybersecurity career actually ‘looks like’ and negating the bad actors who are increasingly collaborating with mal intent, for us all to come together as a community to share knowledge and experience and build much needed cross sector awareness. This is why I am proud to support and be a judge on the Secureworks Cybersecurity Literacy Challenge and would encourage everyone to get creative and 'click to commit' to take part! I can't wait to see your entries!"
Scott Schober – CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems
Scott Schober (LinkedIn) is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, a 50-year-old, New Jersey-based provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. He is the author of three best-selling security books: Hacked Again, Cybersecurity is Everybody’s Business, and Senior Cyber. Scott is a highly sought-after author and expert for live security events, media appearances, and commentary on ransomware, wireless threats, drone surveillance and hacking, and cybersecurity for consumers and small businesses. He is often seen on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CNN, Fox Business, and many more networks. Scott also serves as the CSO and Chief Media Commentator for Cybersecurity Ventures and sits on several cyber advisory boards for various companies.
“Cyber literacy is quickly becoming one of the most important issues for society in the 21st century. Whereas past literacy efforts have led to many individuals falling through the cracks, this international cybersecurity challenge promises to gamify the experience, which should engage contestants and spectators beyond basic cyber literacy. I’m especially looking forward to seeing what contestants come up with.”
Rebecca Taylor - Incident Command Knowledge Manager, Secureworks
Rebecca (LinkedIn) joined Secureworks in 2014, where she developed an immediate passion for cybersecurity. Rebecca quickly expanded her cyber acumen, moving into Secureworks Incident Command’s first Knowledge Manager role in 2020.
Rebecca coordinates the smooth delivery of some of our largest and most challenging incidents, ensuring victims receive the best possible support during their time of crisis. Furthermore, she leads the ingestion, management and subsequent sharing of intelligence and knowledge gleaned as part of Incident Response delivery.
Rebecca is a keen writer, having produced several blogs for Secureworks on social engineering risks and cyber insurance.
Rebecca has also been quoted in Forbes Advisor in relation to both romance and online shopping ‘scams’ and has most recently been accepted to speak at the FIRSTCON22 Dublin conference, on Knowledge Management and the nourishment of intelligence and communications.
“With both technology and cyber threats continuing to transform and evolve, it is becoming ever more critical to improve our cyber literacy – We must ensure we know, and those around us know, how to protect ourselves from the risks that come with being online.”
Trenton Ivey - Senior Consultant Information Security, Secureworks
Trenton (LinkedIn) has worked with teams of skilled hackers to legally compromise some of the largest organizations in the world. Trenton has also worked on several high-profile incident-response engagements to help provide the adversarial mindset as organizations respond and recover. While his focus is currently offensive research and development, he spends much of his time fostering collaboration between red and blue teams.
“Security is a creative process. Cultivating creativity is one of the most effective security controls there is.”
Tyler Cohen Wood - Co-Founder, Dark Cryptonite | Cyber Woman of the Year Finalist 2021
Tyler Cohen Wood (LinkedIn) is a former US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Cyber Deputy Division Chief and Senior Intelligence Officer. She is a keynote speaker on cybersecurity and digital health, co-founder of Dark Cryptonite, and host of My Connected Life: Digital Health Disrupted on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. Tyler is a cybersecurity influencer with over 20 years of highly technical experience, 13 of which were spent working for the US Department of Defense (DoD).
As a keynote speaker, national security expert, and overall cyber authority, she is relied on to provide unique insight into cyber threats, cyber warfare, mitigating cyber risk, national security, and ensuring industries have the tools and knowledge they need to defend themselves in the digital world. She has received many awards, such as Top 10 cybersecurity keynote speakers in Onalytica’s 2021 report, “Who’s Who in Cybersecurity and The Top Influencers and Brands,” and Cybercrime magazine’s “Top 30 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow in 2021.” She was also listed as one of the "Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers to Follow 2021" by The Awards Magazine, 30 Most Inspiring Women in AI 2021 by Engati, Top 10 Cybersecurity speakers and influencers by Kevsbest, and is a Finalist for Cybersecurity of Woman Leader of the Year 2021.
Tyler’s expertise has made her a highly sought-after guest and writer for national and local television, radio, print, and online media. She has been featured on Good Morning America, FOX and Friends, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, WGN, and in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Huffington Post.
“We are at greater risk of cyberattacks than ever before, and the threat landscape escalates with each connected device that we add into our ecosystem. Because we live in a cyber connected world, cyber literacy is one of the most critical issues that we face today.”
Also, please mark your calendar for May 25, 2022 so you can see the great results this challenge produces!
Need some inspiration for your contest submission? Get the ideas flowing with "The Essential Cyber Defense Strategy Table," which provides an overview of threat detection, prevention, and response principles – as well as 7 common threats businesses face today.
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