[Chugalug] DevChatt

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Mon Jan 7 13:36:42 UTC 2013


so your saying we shouldn't reach to the community at large?

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> I agree with Mike, if it's called "DevChatt" or anything such thing -
> it's going to attract DEVelopers - not "normal people".
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> Maybe you could have a super-basic "Security 101" talk just for
> people who are the closest thing their office has to an IT person,
> even though they don't really know anything about IT. Or for the "My
> Office made me come here and I don't know why" crowd. Or, for CEOs
> and other execs who don't know diddly.
> 
> So, I guess what I am suggesting is make it just one class/session -
> not a whole track.
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> - Chad W. Smith
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> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Mike Harrison < cluon at geeklabs.com >
> wrote:
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> On Sun, 6 Jan 2013, Rod-Lists wrote:
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> We need a EFF style track with an emphasis security for normal
> people.
> 
> Just before Christmas I was in Jacksonville Florida hanging with some
> upper middle class "normal" people, including a friend that does a
> lot of international business but is not techno-savvy (not like
> Phil).
> 
> I'd been polite for a few hours.. but had drank a lot of coffee
> and was wound up when they started asking me about online security.
> I think (not sure) a couple of them had had "identity theft" issues,
> which is the politically correct term for "I'm ignorant of the tools
> I am using and their implications and got burned".
> 
> I asked them my most basic question:
> 
> "How many of you have your credit card information on your computer
> so you can cut and paste it into websites when you buy things...
> probably with all your secret question answers and other info..."
> 
> A couple of looks of instant awareness and connections made... and 2
> hands started to raise triggered my "Windows is not secure" and
> other rants..
> 
> Luckily, my lovely wife broke my ensuring rant and remembered we
> needed to be somewhere else soon.
> 
> My point is: We geeks (including people who just know what operating
> system they are using... ) tend to not hang with "normal" people,
> and
> anyone attending DevChat or a similar event would not qualify as
> "normal".
> 
> A security track is a GREAT idea.. but the audience will not be the
> mundane normal people. I do think it might be funny to do a short
> bit on:
> 
> "How to properly explain security to your non-technical co-workers,
> employers, friends and family."
> 
> With a handout using stick figures and short common words.
> 
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> --Mike--
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