This is a topic that I have been thinking about for a long time and finally started creating some content for it. The idea is to create a series of posts, workshops and presentations that will help create security awareness at many levels. The topics will go across the board but I will be starting with those I think will have a greater impact in reducing the amount of low-hanging fruit out there.


low-hanging fruit

— n
1. the fruit that grows low on a tree and is therefore easy to reach
2. a course of action that can be undertaken quickly and easily as part of a wider range of changes or solutions to a problem: first pick the low-hanging fruit


low-hanging fruit. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved December 12, 2013, from website: fruit


Dilberts take on low-hanging fruit

Dilberts take on low-hanging fruit


In October I became a member of Startplatz, a co-working space in Cologne, and was asked if I could do a presentation on security. After thinking for a couple of days I began to notice that many of the people there, most of them entrepreneurs and even technically savvy, were not aware of the risks they taking with their work tools: smart-phones and laptops. So security awareness became the topic of choice.

The presentation was planned for November 27th and Startplatz did some noise to fill the room. (both links in German).

What about the series?

Well, this is how its gonna work: part of the series will present practical tips and measures that can be implemented to raise the bar on security and protect your data.

What is the target?

Basically anyone, most of the recommendations should apply for both end-users and corporations a like (with a grain of salt for it to scale and complexity).

Where do we start?

Here is a short summary of the presentation and you can also download the slides.