Become A Consultant For DHS And Do Some Good, Too

We’ve been meaning to write about this for a week or so. DHS is asking the public for help. Readers here might be especially helpful to them.

DHS is asking anyone, individual, company or other organization, to submit ideas on how DHS can best start and sustain a public conversation about cybersecurity. The deadline is April 30th. Literally, anyone who has a sense of communications and the current zeitgeist is potentially a winner – more so than the self-focused Uber geeks. Here are the details.

As we develop strategies and messages that will resonate with various groups, we want the benefit of your ideas on how you would get the word out to your colleagues, or your friends, or your parents and children . . . This competition will gather and share publicly the best, most creative ideas for making the public more cyber secure, cyber smart, and cyber assured.

Readers here are keen observers of the public-government dynamic and dialogue. Who knows? Maybe DHS really does need you. Just remember to send the proposal in Word format.


  1. anxiousmodernman says

    They’re gonna miss my ideas because it’s lined up in 1500 consecutive tweets.

  2. The MGT says

    I have an idea, and I think it’s a pretty good one. I think that someone should write and release software that examines computers and wireless devices for security vulnerabilities. When it finds a vulnerability, the software then installs itself in the device’s operating system and uses it to examine other linked devices and do the same with them. It can then do things like access contacts lists and password files and attempt to use these to discover further vulnerabilities. Then, on a randomly chosen day, the software will then display a message. It needs to be good, so make it fullscreen in flashing red letters that can’t be closed, just to make sure that the people get the point that their cybersecurity has flaws.

    Whaddya think?

    Why are you looking at me like that?

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