Pwned: The Information Security Podcast

Pwned: The Information Security Podcast

Episode 185 - An Unconventional Take on Cybersecurity Awareness

October 26, 2023

In this episode of Pwned, Justin and Jack tackle Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023. Coming at you with three unconventional tips to keep in the back of your mind, the duo dive into the world of security for vendors, purchasers, and members of the public. 


Key takeaways

00:00 – Title Sequence

00:34 – Introduction to Cybersecurity Awareness Month

01:36 – What does security awareness mean?

02:40 – More heightened cybersecurity awareness this year overall

05:12 – More informed public = more informed questions

06:34 – The market is demanding more secure software and services

07:11 – Tip #1: Be aware that it’s okay to ask for things to be secure enough

07:49 – Analogy: Cybersecurity awareness = healthcare/consumer medicine awareness

09:19 – What was it that made the provider think this service is good for you?

10:04 – Providers will try to sell you their product, not what you need

12:32 – Tip #2: Awareness = How can we all work to make things better both at work and at home?

14:31 – Blockbuster: People shouldn’t have to be so cybersecurity-aware

15:43 –Make security seamless, so people don’t have to worry about it in their day-to-day

16:55 – Give your network the ability to filter out malicious content so it’s not on the backs of your employees

17:58 – Tip #3: Vendors be aware of the vulnerabilities caused by too much functionality

19:13 – Recap

If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email at

For general information, you can reach us at

If you like our content, please like, share, and subscribe! We’ll catch you on the next one. 

Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust.