Communicating Infosec Through Analogy

Rendition founder Jake Williams presented at Hacker Halted 2020 on communicating information security topics through analogies. This is especially important when we must communicate extremely technical content with decidedly non-technical people like executives.

In the talk, Williams highlights the importance of finding common ground with your audience. While many infosec practitioners advocate trying to educate executives to help them understand tech, Williams advocates an alternative approach. He suggests meeting executives where they are and explaining the technical concepts in non-technical terms using analogies.

Williams’ slides can be downloaded here.