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Fancy writing a short story based on a thrilling IT security scenario?

By July 29, 2014No Comments



Have you ever fancied writing a short story?  Here’s your chance.  We’re putting together a book of short stories based on thrilling IT security scenarios.

The sole essence would be to push home the idea that IT security is a real threat with the intention of making people sit up and think about the ramification of what they see in the press, what they do themselves and hopefully build IT security awareness and good practices.

I’d like every short story to be written by an IT security professional who can allow their imagination to run riot.  I’m hoping for around 1000 – 2000 words on a fictional tale of woe.  After each section I’d like the vendor company to offer hints and tips on how to make sure this scenario will never come to fruition.

Apart from producing a book that’s a thoroughly riveting read we’re also hoping to donate all proceeds from the book, once it’s been illustrated, to the White Hat Charity – who support ChildLine and the NSPCC.

GET SAFE ONLINE will promote it to their 1m readers and also the CISO community has also promised to promote it to their end-users and stake-holders.  We also will be pushing it out through various publications including

We’ll be choosing stories on their merit – so if you’d like to send us a short synopsis we’ll have a read and come back to you with our thoughts.  The stories need to be finished by 1st September and we’re hoping to distribute the book during October which is IT security awareness month.

Please email your submissions to