Sept. 2, 2022

Ian Murphy on Cyber, Comedy & Communication

Ian Murphy on Cyber, Comedy & Communication

What does comedy have to do with cyber risk? More than you might think. My guest on this episode Ian Murphy specialises in both, using comedy to produce content that makes people more aware of cyber security risks.

Ian is the founder of CyberOff,...


What does comedy have to do with cyber risk? More than you might think. My guest on this episode Ian Murphy specialises in both, using comedy to produce content that makes people more aware of cyber security risks.

Ian is the founder of CyberOff, which in his words “breathes life into cyber security training”. He does that using incredibly compelling content that relies heavily on comedy.

During our discussion, we explore how Ian went from being a semi-professional football player via the British Ministry of Defence and then onto CyberOff. On the way, he provides insights about growing up in Liverpool and some very frank views about what’s wrong with way many organisations approach cyber risk. What Ian has to say is just as relevant to other contexts like ethics and compliance.

To find our more about Ian’s work visit https://www.cyberoff.co.uk/

To find Ian’s content on social media, visit:
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/cyber0ff
LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianmurphy/
Twitter — https://twitter.com/CyberOffUK

During our discussion, we talk about:

UK TV quiz show Red or Black -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_or_Black%3F

You can watch some of Ian’s appearance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34oA76Gbayk

TV presenters Ant & Dec who hosted Red or Black - https://www.antanddec.com/

Simon Sinek on Leadership - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSUJwmPQEyg

Scouse, the dish that gives Liverpudlians their nickname - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/speke-hall-garden-and-estate/recipes/scouse

A series of sketches called The Scousers by comedian Harry Enfield (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Enfield) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scousers

You can watch an example of a sketch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaccLMuLa7o

Anfield, the home of Ian’s football club Liverpool FC - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anfield

The City of Liverpool - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool


Some of Ians’ videos:

- Password requirements - https://twitter.com/CyberOffUK/status/1529739693784547328?s=20&t=23ts84mnHDzBrkYAXvC-mA
- Daniel Radcliffe rap - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ianmurphy_cybersecurity-securityawareness-cyber-activity-6967774282244345856-NJ6i?
- Spice Girls theme - https://twitter.com/CyberOffUK/status/1529031999272411138?s=20&t=xrGia5NvbcEqxzJcAiLeaQ
- Professor Brian Cox theme - <a...