Lisa Plaggemier is the Interim Executive Director at NCSA. Lisa is a trailblazer in security training and awareness, a prominent security influencer, and a frequent speaker at major events. She uses her deep and diverse experience to fuel an innovative approach that engages learners and influences behavior.
This isn’t about raising awareness among security professionals. It’s for everybody else. It’s for people like my mom, it’s for people like my kids. And if you’re tired of it, it’s actually because you’ve been paying attention. But the vast majority of people aren’t paying attention. If it was up to me, we would ban all pictures of hackers in hoodies and binary floating across the screen and pictures of skulls and crossbones. All that garbage, we would just get rid of all of it. To me, that’s not motivating. Security folks are usually glass-half-empty people and we have to realize that not everybody sees all the stuff we see every day. We have to do a better job of communicating and relating to the public.3 December 2021