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Donald Allen

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United States, United States

Do you want to make the world a safer place ...or simply become a little bit famous? Why not both?

My name is Donald Allen. I am the #1 bestselling author and cybersecurity evangelist.

Here goes…

I am working on a new cybersecurity book at the moment, and I am looking to interview the battle-tested, most erudite and fascinating experts here:

If you agree, you will be in the good company of contributors that work(ed) at Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, StealthMail, Gartner, HBO, Bank of America, PepsiCo, United Nations, Xerox, Nokia, UNICEF, Walmart, AIG, BearingPoint, Netscape, DHL, Verizon, Capital One, Morgan Stanley, WebMD, Airbus Group, KPMG, Ernst & Young, PwC, Deloitte ...the list goes on.

My target audience for this book is the average Joe and Jane. So this book even might make your life a little bit easier, especially if you have colleagues still clicking on those nasty phishing links or bring in flash drives found on the street...

My unique approach is to create interesting and fun to read guide for mature minds that seek good advice and not to be lectured.

Let's make this world a safer place together! *You know you want to.*

Just choose your timezone and schedule our call today:

It's quick and easy. Thanks!

Donald Allen
#1 Bestselling Author, Cybersecurity Evangelist, Philanthropist

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Da Nang, Vietnam
Speaking Topics: Cybersecurity, Marketing, Sales, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

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Business Continuity 30.50
Business Strategy 30.26
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Cybersecurity 35.48
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation 31.61
Edtech 30.34
Entrepreneurship 33.07
Innovation 30.08
Leadership 30.09
Lean Startup
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Risk Management 30.46
Sales 30.27
Startups 34.79

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5 Article/Blogs
Chuck Brooks Shares His Numero Uno Cybersecurity Secret
February 14, 2020
“What is the number one secret about cybersecurity you wish people would know, especially in the corporate world?”

I asked Chuck Brooks, named Top Tech person to follow by LinkedIn and Forbes contributor, during our interview for my new book.

What was his answer?

You’ll discover in a second. Just continue reading.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Edtech, Risk Management

Cryptography Secrets That Still Hold Up Despite Being 136 Years Old
February 02, 2020
“A cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system (except the key) is public knowledge.”

Well said.

But what’s really interesting is WHEN it was said.

The author of these words is Auguste Kerckhoffs.

He is the Netherlands born cryptographer from the 19th century.

Auguste Kerckhoffs wrote two articles for the “La Cryptographie Militaire” journal in 1883. What amazes me, his principles for military-grade ciphers are relevant to this day.

See for yourself.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Risk Management

"The Mythbusters"​ Approach I Apply For Cybersecurity Education
November 25, 2019
By now everyone and their grandma have seen or at least heard about a TV show called "The Mythbusters."

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Edtech, Risk Management

The Soapy Nature of Email: How To Make Cyber Hygiene Somewhat Interesting
November 22, 2019
Statistics about people not washing their hands is almost as disturbing as statistics about the scope of email threats.
1 in 5 people don’t wash their hands, and 3 of them are liars.

Ok, I’m kidding, but every joke has a little joke in it, the rest is true.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Sales

What’s Wrong With Simulated Phishing And Why You Need To Try Something New
November 21, 2019
Cybersecurity awareness training.


Three words that work better than a pack of sleeping pills.

Pills and cybersecurity awareness training actually have a lot in common. Lots of long words, hiding symptoms for a little bit, and in some cases even causing side effects.

Yet there’s one thing that they don’t have in common...

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Innovation, Sales

2 Founders
Donald Allen Cybersecurity,
Donald Allen
December 01, 2019
Donald Allen is a humble #1 bestselling author on (24 March 2016), cybersecurity evangelist, and cyber marketing phenom.

It is his mission to help people realize how awful things can get if they don’t respect the power of the digital world. And that’s why he works hard every day to help people master the art of cyber-hygiene, so they can stay out of the hacker’s reach.

Donald's areas of expertise:
- Writing
- Marketing
- Copywriting
- Communication
- Personal Branding
- Content Marketing
- Sales & Negotiation
- Teaching, Consulting, Coaching
- Cybersecurity Awareness Training

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Intellekt - IT Training Center
November 14, 2008
From 2008 to 2012 built one of the best IT educational centers in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2012 sold my shares to my business partner and co-founder of the Intellekt.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Marketing, Startups

1 Keynote
“The Art of Email Security”, Donald Allen, Senior Cybersecurity Evangelist
CIS Events Group
October 17, 2019
BIT-2019, October 17, 2020, Rivne, Ukraine. BIT-2019 is one of the major events in the domestic ICT market. International Grand Forum «Around the Data Center. Around the Clouds. Around IoT. Around IP. Around Security. Around the Cable. FTTx Academy». A unique industry event featuring a comprehensive approach, content quality and unique atmosphere will bring together the best representatives of the ICT community and the business environment of the region.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Cybersecurity, Marketing

1 Media Interview
Why email security? Why? - Cyber Synapse Podcast
Cyber Synapse Podcast by Catherine Knibbs
November 12, 2019
In this episode, Donald helps you understand how to create passwords that you can remember, why you need to keep your webcam covered when not in use and why you need to protect your emails as a priority. How criminals socially engineer their emails to phish you and why these are getting much more sophisticated. Why public wifi is an issue and what you need to know about these hotspots!

Why if you won or run a business you need to ensure your staff are aware of these issues, How emails work, why you need to know about servers,

Here is Donald's website in case you didn't catch it the show so you can get his book:

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Startups



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