Hi! I’m Mark and I hate writing “About” pages.
I do not like writing about myself. What I do like is;
- Helping people understand the digital world we live in
- Teaching people how to build security and privacy into the fabric of technology
More and more of our lives are interwoven with our digital world. There’s a tremendous upside but also a lot of confusion. There doesn’t have to be.
A lot of my work centers around making security—cyber, information, physical, or otherwise—and privacy easier to understand. That ranges from helping organizations and developers understand the implications of their work to helping kids understand their first steps in the digital world.
You should be able to make better decisions about your information. If you’re building technology, you must enable users to make these decisions.
Digital privacy and cybersecurity is a critical aspect of our society and we—the grand, “all of us” we—make it way more complicated than it needs to be.
Getting a reasonable technical voice in the press can be difficult. I’m always more than happy to provide a quote or background information for any technical or security issue.
I’ve got a wide range of media experience from online to print to radio to TV. I understand the pressures of media and am more than happy to work under tight deadlines.
Writing is probably the type of sharing I enjoy most but do the least. I’m a reasonable writing and typically product work with a more casual feel. I’m a huge fan of Brian Fugere’s book, “Why Business People Speak Like Idiots”. I’m also a massive fan of the oxford comma. You have been warned.
I’m more than happy to write for online or print and can adjust accordingly.
Of course this wouldn’t be an “about” page if I didn’t actually write a little about myself. My LinkedIn page is the best place to get the details of my career path and various accreditations & certification. Since I do do quite a bit of speaking, here’s a short & a long bio for event use.
BIO (191 words)
Cybersecurity is hard. When viewed through a traditional lens, security is focused on stopping bad things from happening. That's part of the picture, but only a very narrow slice. There is a better way.
Mark Nunnikhoven works to change this view of cybersecurity and helps individuals, organizations, and communities explore the impact of technology through the lens of privacy and security. Helping everyone understand that the goal is to ensure that our technology works as intended...and only as intended.
As a research and educator, Mark studies risk and how it impacts communities in the physical and digital world. He applies this work to helping organizations around the world use technology to transform their work.
This approach provides an opportunity to help build security into the fabric of technologies designed with privacy in mind.
Mark is a forensic scientist and security leader who has spent more than 20 years helping to defend private and public systems from cybercriminals, hackers, and nation states. A sought after speaker, writer, and technology pundit, his message is simple: secure and private systems are a requirements in today's world, not a luxury.
You can find Mark online @marknca and https://markn.ca.
Speaking at an event is always exciting for me. Not only do I get to share my point of view on particular issues but I also get to interact and engage with great communities around the world.
I speak regularly on modern security practices and other topics to crowds from 100–1000+.
I do my best to attend conferences I speak at since I believe it’s important for speakers to be available to the attendees and to contribute back as much as possible to the community.
My speaking fees are reasonable and I do make accommodations for non-profit/free events.
Please get in touch if you’re interested in having me speak at your event.