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The FedEx Escape Room - At the #SecAwareSummit

Nashville-Escape-RoomEditor's Note: The FedEx Information Security team will be giving an interactive talk on their Security Awareness Escape Rooms they have deployed internally at FedEx. In addition to the talk, summit attendees will participate in and compete against each other in the Escape Rooms. The FedEx team is one of the speakers for the upcoming Security Awareness Summit 2/3 Aug in Nashville, TN. Below they give an overview of what you can expect with Escape Rooms.

Have you ever noticed sleepy eyes and nodding heads when you talk about basic security principles? How about providing a fun security awareness emersion that is presented as a game? In this presentation we provide you with the building blocks to produce your own Security Awareness Escape room that is designed to be an interactive exercise providing participants with a challenging fun task, all while teaching them common security mistakes and fallacies. Participants are given a fictitious scenario of impending doom that can be thwarted by solving a series of unique puzzles within a 60-minute time frame. Each puzzle is designed around a particular common security best practice giving the participants the ability to exploit it and break through a layered security structure to the end goal.

The exercise is set up in a beat-the-clock fashion that allows for time constraints and heightened focus. This results in takeaway learning, and with multiple sessions, competition for workplace teams. Our presentation will include a working example of the escape concept as well as pointers on puzzles, scenario development, scripting, tools, as well as challenges and pitfalls. We expect this to be an interactive fun time in a train-the-trainer format that will allow you to walk away excited to design and develop your own Security Awareness Escape Room. Be the life of your next event. We will even set aside time for in-depth Q&A to help you along with unique challenges in your environment. In fact, there could have been a hint for one of the clues that will be used at the event in this decription.... you never know. See you there!

Bio: Scot Fackler - FedEx Information Security: Scot has worked for FedEx since 2000 and has over 30 years in IT with the last 25 specializing in IT asset management, data protection, authentication services, threat Intelligence, CIRT management, data analytics, network control, security operations, investigative analysis, compliance adherence, and enterprise process refinement. He is married with 4 children and 5 grandchildren. As a veteran of the US Coast Guard, Red Cross disaster volunteer, and active member of Bikers Against Child Abuse, he spends his free time working to help and protect the innocent.