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1/3/2020
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John Klossner
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The Edge Cartoon Caption Contest: Latest Winners, New Toon 'Like a Boss'

Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.

It's that time again. Want to be the first Edge caption contest winner of the decade? Submit your caption for John Klossner's new cartoon (above) in the comments here, and our editors will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card. The contest ends Jan. 31. 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. Editorial comments are encouraged and welcomed.

Want to be the first caption contest winner of 2020? Here are the clever wordsmiths you'll have to beat.

 

October

 

First place went to kratiw for the gem of a caption, above: "There's the red team again. Tilting at windmills." 

Second place: "I've heard of using alternative power sources for Disaster Recovery but this is ridiculous." Courtesy of jevans1230, aka Jeff Evans, information security systems officer for Bank OZK.

 

November

 

First place goes to zydog, aka Sy VanderMeulen, Security Engineer, VDA Labs for the caption above, "What do you mean, this isn't what you meant by the 'Rolling Update'?" 

Runner-up: "Well they said we could charge our cars at work." From Derrick Bowman, cybersecurity specialist

 

December

First place goes to PLRAMOS, otherwise known as Pedro Ramos, an infosec solutions architect in Boston, for the caption above: "Did you remember to send Santa our Privacy Policy and Liability Release Form?" 

Second place: "I know Dad means well, but if Santa was bad, wouldn't he hack Alexa first?" -- courtesy of Dredger23, aka Derrick Bowman, cybersecurity specialist

Submit your entries for this new cartoon and be our first winner of 2020! Click here for contest rules. For advice on how to beat the competition, check out How To Win A Cartoon Caption Contest.

 

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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1/5/2020 | 11:02:51 AM
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We had to let him continue to use the dvd. Streamers clashed with his wallpapers.
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1/3/2020 | 9:35:06 PM
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Looking on the bright side, we will have someone who can make shutting up himself perfectly natural when told so. 
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1/3/2020 | 11:02:54 AM
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"Can you please explain to him that repeatedly running into things is not how we test our applications?"
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Building Cybersecurity Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Filmed for Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat Virtual.

LAURA TICH: We have that imbalance, where the big organizations are more protected, where the smaller ones -- which are the most common businesses in the region -- they are least protected... Sometimes they do get the tools, they do get the funding to buy some critical tools, but there's a lack of skills to handle or people who understand how to work those tools. So there are a lot of factors that contribute to our growth -- or lack thereof -- in the cybersecurity industry.

 

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