In 2010, I began using a presentation style that combines my nature photography with my presentations. This serves several purposes. First, it means that I no longer have to look for and track permissions and licensing of online materials. Second, I’ve found that audiences pay a lot more attention to the information that I am conveying instead of getting distracted reading slides and handouts. Lastly, it makes it easier to connect with the audience as a person, as I am sharing more than just my professional knowledge with others.

This is my generic security presentation. It works for all businesses and all levels, but is specifically aimed at C- and D- level individuals within small and medium business. The presentation gives an overview of the current threat environment, introduces a system of comparing attacks and then runs though attack types and specific examples. After the attack review, I discuss how security can never reach 100% and how the 80/20 rule can be leveraged to the defender’s advantage. I end with an overview of some sample deployments of security technologies.

There are two presentations. The commercial version is used at lunch-and-learns and similar venues to raise awareness and drive business. The noncommercial version is used to raise awareness only. To view them properly, you will need Open Office or Libre Office. Either can be opened in the latest version of PowerPoint, but animations and layout may be less than ideal.

My presentations are increasingly visual, so for a more complete view of the information conveyed, please see the “notes” section.

Also, please note that my photographs are licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND, so you may only use them non-commercially and only if you provide credit to me and leave them unaltered. If you wish to use them commercially, please contact me.