A video about cybersecurity threats that doesn’t feature any computers


Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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What would a cyber attack look like in the real world?

Normally, when I watch a video about cybersecurity threats designed for the average guy in the street it’s a certainty that you’ll see the following things:

  • Hoodie-wearing hackers
  • Computers with lots of green characters on a dark background

So I’m pretty impressed with Hiscox which has managed to put together an engaging cybersecurity ad that doesn’t include a single hoodie or (even more remarkably) any furtive keyboard typing in a darkened room.

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Very cute.

(h/t @bazcurtis)

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

2 comments on “A video about cybersecurity threats that doesn’t feature any computers”

  1. Michele Possamai

    Wow.. this is really really good. This needs sharing. Thanks!

  2. Alan Parker

    Very impressed with that. Better than than their current motorway poster ad they have about not all burglars…

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