On this episode of Dev.Sec.Lead, we explore the challenges facing traditional security awareness training and how a new approach is needed. Our guest discusses the importance of respect for employees' time and knowledge when creating training programs that are engaging and non-punitive. We delve into issues surrounding online manipulation, including the quiet epidemic of romance scams, and ways to empower individuals to protect themselves. Additionally, we examine the rise of artificial intelligence and the need for creative tools to keep up with evolving AI technologies. Plus, we discuss social engineering tactics such as catfishing and the widespread loneliness felt during the pandemic. Tune in for an insightful conversation on the future of cybersecurity and staying vigilant in the age of AI.
Zach Eikenberry is a cybersecurity professional who is passionate about advocating for safety, especially online safety. He is known for constantly reminding his colleagues and loved ones, including his kids, not to click on anything that looks too good to be true. Zach's expertise in cybersecurity allows him to identify different kinds of scams, making him an asset in his field. His background in cybersecurity has propelled him to become a leader in the industry.