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John Klossner
John Klossner
Cartoon Contest

Name That Toon: SOC Puppets

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We provide the cartoon. You write the caption!

Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card. If you don't want to enter a caption, help us pick a winner by voting on the submissions. Click thumbs-up for those you find funny; thumbs-down, not so. As always, editorial comments are encouraged and welcomed. Click here for contest rules. For advice on how to beat the competition, check out How To Win A Cartoon Caption Contest. The contest closes October 18.

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John Klossner has been drawing technology cartoons for more than 15 years. His work regularly appears in Computerworld and Federal Computer Week. His illustrations and cartoons have also been published in The New Yorker, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal. Web site: ... View Full Bio

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User Rank: Apprentice
9/16/2019 | 8:02:33 AM
name that toon entry
Ever since his cryptography class, he's been obsessed with Alice and Bob.
User Rank: Apprentice
9/16/2019 | 2:24:43 PM
Puppet show exploit
New social engineering technique spotted in the wild. 




User Rank: Strategist
9/16/2019 | 2:56:19 PM
Re: Write a Caption, Win a Prize
This is not what I had expected when we discussed preparing for the upcoming SOC 2 Assessment.
User Rank: Apprentice
9/17/2019 | 7:49:40 AM
Someone hijacked Tim's streaming accounts over the weekend. Even if he somehow gets control again, I think the damage has already been done.
User Rank: Strategist
9/17/2019 | 11:28:04 AM
Cartoon contest
Since they removed my side cube wall, I feel like i am under survellance.
User Rank: Apprentice
9/19/2019 | 1:10:29 PM
Can we make sure my computer's camera is off? I feel like I am being watched.
User Rank: Apprentice
9/20/2019 | 9:32:19 AM
Re: Write a Caption, Win a Prize
"He's too shy to invite me out face to face!"
User Rank: Apprentice
9/22/2019 | 5:13:13 AM
Cartoon Caption Contest
I wish they'd put a sock in it.
User Rank: Apprentice
9/25/2019 | 2:24:04 PM
First day on the job
I don't want to alarm you... but being that you are the first female software engineer that our company has hired...?  You might find that there are those within your department who are a little curious about your presence here.
User Rank: Apprentice
9/25/2019 | 2:29:22 PM
Soc puppets
That is not what I had in mind when we asked for a  2 SOC assessment
User Rank: Apprentice
9/26/2019 | 8:30:42 AM
Identity theft.
His resume said "Identity Theft Expert."
User Rank: Apprentice
9/26/2019 | 3:45:04 PM
Monitor This
It appears our SOC monitoring tools are up and running.
User Rank: Strategist
9/27/2019 | 11:57:22 AM
Sock Puppet Social Engineer
Our new Social Engineering campaign sure has brought Allen out of his shell. I just hope he washed them first.
User Rank: Strategist
10/1/2019 | 7:49:25 AM
Security Training
The security training budget has been hit hard this year.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/2/2019 | 3:18:03 PM
Re: Write a Caption, Win a Prize
George asked for advice on social engineering techniques. I told him the best methods involve something you know.
User Rank: Strategist
10/7/2019 | 1:29:16 PM
SOC Sock Puppets
The executive spoof training technique needed work.
User Rank: Strategist
10/7/2019 | 1:31:41 PM
SOC Sock Puppets
The new hire misunderstood the job description for the SOC position.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/7/2019 | 4:31:35 PM
caption - The auditors are performing a SOX review
The auditors are performing a SOX review
User Rank: Strategist
10/8/2019 | 8:52:19 AM
SOC Puppets
Billy denied the rumour that outsourcing their SIEM to a third party would turn the Security department into SOC Puppets
User Rank: Apprentice
10/9/2019 | 10:07:30 AM
SOC puppets
Do you SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the SOX coming! ( Only in WWE restling voice)
User Rank: Apprentice
10/9/2019 | 10:08:12 AM
SOC puppets
Do you SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the SOX coming! ( Only in WWE restling voice)
User Rank: Apprentice
10/10/2019 | 4:07:55 PM
SOC (Summer of Code)
"I don't think Jimmy understands what the Summer of Code is."
User Rank: Apprentice
10/11/2019 | 11:28:27 AM
SOC Puppets caption:
We hired him because his resume said he had expert level Puppet skills. We're waiting for lunch so he can show off his Chef skills before HR starts the termination process.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/16/2019 | 1:23:18 PM
Sock Puppet Cartoon Contest
Day 34: They still haven't noticed we replaced the entire SOC with socks.
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