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3/8/2019
10:30 AM
John Klossner
John Klossner
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Name That Toon: The Advanced Persistent Threat

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Window Geek
Window Geek,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/8/2019 | 10:56:46 AM
Caption
Nevermind the blockchain!  Get me a sword!
gshrout
gshrout,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/14/2019 | 9:17:45 PM
Re: Caption
So, who is Cthulhu working for this week?
wfishburne
wfishburne,
User Rank: Strategist
3/8/2019 | 11:34:00 AM
Hooked a big one
"I told you that 'reverse phishing' was a bad idea."
mepplin
mepplin,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/8/2019 | 1:41:44 PM
Advanced?
It may not be advanced, but it sure is persistent.
jeffmaley
jeffmaley,
User Rank: Strategist
3/8/2019 | 1:41:46 PM
Cartoon Caption
Phishing Level: Cthulhu
acampbell448
acampbell448,
User Rank: Ninja
3/11/2019 | 8:05:41 AM
Forget about Fancy Bear
I thought Fancy Bear was our biggest problem, but wait until you see this!
waltonob
waltonob,
User Rank: Strategist
3/11/2019 | 5:04:37 PM
New Species!
It looks like the genetic engineering team and the data gathering team have successfully merged.
Wodo-dodo
Wodo-dodo,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/12/2019 | 12:17:04 AM
Darn you, Alexa!!!
When Alexa overheard you said you wish for huge tentacles
Kristendean80
Kristendean80,
User Rank: Strategist
3/12/2019 | 9:24:53 AM
Cartoon Contest
Hi. Im Nigerian Prince. Please give me your bank account and routing number so I can wire you $1,000,000
espnickname
espnickname,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/12/2019 | 10:00:40 AM
Cartoon Contest
Looks like they have outsourced security, again.
lakers85
lakers85,
User Rank: Strategist
3/12/2019 | 11:05:45 AM
who to blame
The folks in the basement are either PEN Testing again, or, our firewall service contract has lapsed again. You better save your current work.
MrPink10
MrPink10,
User Rank: Strategist
3/13/2019 | 9:16:51 AM
Post
Looks like the guy we brought in to manage the Squid Proxy isnt working out.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/13/2019 | 9:20:55 AM
Re: Post
Oh  no - Stan is downloading more Hentai.
PanamaVet
PanamaVet,
User Rank: Strategist
3/13/2019 | 9:54:56 AM
MVP Endpoint Security
NOOB wants seven more keyboards
matt025
matt025,
User Rank: Strategist
3/14/2019 | 6:11:18 AM
Cartoon Contest
Unfortunately, when upgrading to the latest version of Octopus... the tentacles needed to be rolled back
PanamaVet
PanamaVet,
User Rank: Strategist
3/14/2019 | 8:52:19 AM
True
A week after Ted's neighborhood upgraded to 5G...
aarrowood
aarrowood,
User Rank: Strategist
3/14/2019 | 11:39:26 AM
Caption Contest
This open office plan is really starting to get on my nerves!
LeewardBear
LeewardBear,
User Rank: Strategist
3/14/2019 | 11:56:16 AM
'The Kraken'. I always wondered how they named viruses...
'The Kraken'. I always wondered how they named viruses...
mwalker871
mwalker871,
User Rank: Guru
3/15/2019 | 10:31:22 AM
Name That Toon: The Advanced Persistent Threat
Kraken be crackin'
FKREITZBERG980
FKREITZBERG980,
User Rank: Moderator
3/15/2019 | 5:58:23 PM
octopus
He knew that clicking on a link in an email put you at risk of viruses and worms but this was entirly unexpected.
Hack4GoodNotBad
Hack4GoodNotBad,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/18/2019 | 11:27:04 AM
Re: octopus
LOL 

Hope this one wins
Yenrab
Yenrab,
User Rank: Strategist
3/19/2019 | 2:02:56 PM
Octopus
So, Mike, what kind of bait were you using when you went phishing?
paul.dittrich
paul.dittrich,
User Rank: Strategist
3/19/2019 | 3:58:44 PM
Cartoon Caption
Reading Schneier's Friday Squid Blog again?
FKREITZBERG980
FKREITZBERG980,
User Rank: Moderator
3/20/2019 | 7:27:15 PM
squid
Looks like Jayne is having sushi for lunch again.
beckyrX19
beckyrX19,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/21/2019 | 10:08:24 AM
Name That Toon: The Advanced Persistent Threat
"I told you to stay off the Dark Web..."
bearwilson
bearwilson,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/21/2019 | 12:25:10 PM
Name that Toom
Insider Threat Prevention activated!
TheVampireO
TheVampireO,
User Rank: Strategist
3/21/2019 | 2:35:22 PM
Underwater
WoW! When the CFO siad we were underwater, I had no idea it was this bad...
jpappe
jpappe,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/21/2019 | 3:43:48 PM
Bento No-No
Nancy's got to stop using the WiFi at Kyosho. Seems she's brought that new IKA worm back in her bento.
cdunn355
cdunn355,
User Rank: Strategist
3/21/2019 | 5:09:31 PM
Password what?
Oh, password cracker! I thought you said you needed a password kraken!
jmgutierrezjr
jmgutierrezjr,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/21/2019 | 6:55:05 PM
Catoon Contest
That's what happens when you don't read the EULA Karen!
drmrs
drmrs,
User Rank: Strategist
3/22/2019 | 10:16:50 AM
The Attack Of The Octopus.
Well, at least it isn't Mobby Dick!
mholm971
mholm971,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/24/2019 | 1:52:03 AM
Re: The Attack Of The Octopus.
Mist be a security incident.It has released the kraken again...
mholm971
mholm971,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/24/2019 | 1:54:19 AM
Re: The Attack Of The Octopus.
Must be an security incident. IT has released the Kraken again...
katchootoo
katchootoo,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/25/2019 | 3:59:13 PM
Incognito Tab Fail
Bob, I told you incognito mode doesn't protect on those sites.  Now I have to call IT, HR and animal control to clean up your mess.
PanamaVet
PanamaVet,
User Rank: Strategist
3/26/2019 | 8:52:08 AM
End Factor Authentication
Incorrect password, you have one second to click on all pictures with a traffic signal...
jrig1842
jrig1842,
User Rank: Strategist
3/27/2019 | 7:36:37 AM
Quick
Better call Saul.....er Aquaman!
JohnS78602
JohnS78602,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/27/2019 | 10:18:22 AM
Tentalcles
Now that's a phishing attack...  with tentacles!
willgetin
willgetin,
User Rank: Guru
3/27/2019 | 4:39:18 PM
Updating the crawler
When development said they were updating the web crawler with some new features, they weren't kidding around!
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/28/2019 | 11:20:42 PM
js0301
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh TLS R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:09:51 AM
js0302
"Yeah, it does that sometimes."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:10:47 AM
js0303
"Dude. Get off of Facebook."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:12:05 AM
js0304
"Told you not to feed the trolls."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:13:54 AM
js0305
"Did you meet the new guy yet?"
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:24:28 AM
js0306
"On the one hand, he's got over a dozen security certifications, he knows more than 40 progamming languages, and he can read hexadecimal. On the other hand, he's a giant monster who's going to eat us."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:26:33 AM
js0307
"You really need to clear out your ticket queue."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:28:14 AM
js0308
"It's one thing for them to steal our jobs. It's another to have to train them before getting fired."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:48:05 AM
js0309
"Open your ears, Frank! I said that red team has to think like enemy -- not the anemone."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/29/2019 | 12:51:56 AM
js0310
"I dunno. Check the READMESEYMOUR file."
eschulz809
eschulz809,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/29/2019 | 12:19:44 PM
Name That Toon
"Ya, it's new.  It's called the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Virus.
Kristendean80
Kristendean80,
User Rank: Strategist
3/30/2019 | 11:17:26 AM
Re: Name That Toon
Your Low On Ink light is on again
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/30/2019 | 9:54:47 PM
js0311
"Turns out Sam was using spaces instead of tabs. Next thing you know..."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/30/2019 | 9:56:40 PM
js0312
"I liked it better when robots were taking our jobs."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/30/2019 | 10:00:02 PM
js0313
"Are you calling in sick for tomorrow's 'Take Your Child to Work Day'?"
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/30/2019 | 10:02:25 PM
js0314
"They used to fire CISOs. Now it's much worse."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/30/2019 | 10:03:46 PM
js0315
"Have you traced the intrusion yet?"
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/30/2019 | 10:06:42 PM
js0316
"Hey, if you want to be the one to deny his request for a new phone, be my guest."
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
3/30/2019 | 11:04:49 PM
Phishing
"I've heard of spear phishing but this is ridiculous."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2019 | 11:08:34 PM
js0317
"I wish he'd just use Slack to get our attention."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2019 | 11:10:19 PM
js0318
"Sure, he's brilliant, but his soft skills need work."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2019 | 11:13:33 PM
js0319
"Hey, I'm all for diversity in the workplace, but I don't really see how he's any different from any of our other loathsome co-workers."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2019 | 11:14:21 PM
js0320
"At least I can't smell Karen's microwave popcorn anymore."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2019 | 11:18:00 PM
js0321
"The new guy scares me, too. I heard he speaks Russian."
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2019 | 11:44:51 PM
js0322
"When I find the giant jerkwad who stole my lunch from the breakroom, I'm going to-- What are you looking at?"
wstrong
wstrong,
User Rank: Strategist
4/3/2019 | 2:09:08 PM
spam phish
"It's like I can almost feel the scammers reaching out. Extending thier tentacles toward out data!"

"Uh-huh"
RickStaples
RickStaples,
User Rank: Strategist
4/4/2019 | 11:43:24 AM
Caption
Have you heard about this new Octo-Phishing?  I wonder what that's about
CMS.RedRiver
CMS.RedRiver,
User Rank: Strategist
4/5/2019 | 9:29:39 AM
Caption
So Jerry's using a new version control called "Git-Krakken", ever heard of it?
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