It was 1999 when I walked into the cinema to see Fight Club. A movie I fully expected to be 2 hours of men punching each other’s lights out.
And while there was a fair bit of that, it was a far cleverer and more impactful movie beyond fighting. With Tyler Durden, the anti-hero played by Brad Pitt becoming a cult legend. He had many memorable lines in the movie, but perhaps the most memorable and oft-quoted lines are when he reads out the rules of fight club.
I made my own spin-off version with rules to go with the social distance club of which all of us are now members.
For those who don’t like to watch videos, the rules are as follows:
- The first rule of social distance club is, you don’t go within 2m of anyone else
- The second rule of social distance club is, you don’t go within 2m of anyone else.
- Third rule, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Fourth rule, if you display any symptoms, a fever, a cough, weakness, you must self-isolate for at least fourteen days
- Fifth rule, avoid large gatherings in public spaces or large family gatherings. Where you do need to keep in touch with remote technology
- Sixth rule: Don’t stockpile items and think about your neighbours.
- Seventh rule: avoid non-essential use of public transport
- The eighth and final rule of social distance club… were all in this together.
The thing I like about the rules of Fight Club, and the rules of social distance club, is that they are simple to understand, remember, and follow.
In many ways, IT security is made more complicated than it needs to be. Security awareness and training in particular is often comprised of complicated policies and procedures filled with technical jargon.
Harnessing my inner Tyler Durden, here are some rules for security awareness club, feel free to add your own.
- The first rule of security awareness club is, you don’t click on suspicious links
- The second rule of security awareness club is, you don’t click on suspicious links
- Third rule, choose a strong password and never share it
- Fourth rule, enable 2FA wherever it’s available
- Fifth rule, shred confidential waste
- Sixth rule, don’t allow strangers into your building
- Seventh rule, keep your devices up to date and don’t download unknown applications.
- And the eighth and most important rule of security awareness club, get KnowBe4’s New School Security Awareness Training.
And the eighth and most important rule of security awareness club, get KnowBe4’s New School Security Awareness Training.