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Top 10 Writing Mistakes in Cybersecurity and How You Can Avoid Them

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST (2019-02-22 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Lenny Zeltser

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Improve your communication skills by avoiding the top 10 mistakes in cybersecurity writing. You'll learn by spotting and fixing problems in excerpts from security reports, emails, and other content you regularly create.

The mistakes you'll see in this session will span the key aspects of writing:

  • Structure
  • Look
  • Words
  • Tone
  • Information

Discover how these elements work together to capture and hold your readers' attention and deliver your message. Learn how to be sure that you never make such mistakes. Benefit from the webinar author's experience of writing in cybersecurity for over two decades.

The webinar will not only help you write better, but also preview the techniques covered in the short SANS course SEC402: The Secrets to Successful Cybersecurity Writing: Hack the Reader.

Speaker Bio

Lenny Zeltser

Lenny is senior faculty member at SANS and CISO at Axonius. Earlier in his career, he served as a Director of Product Management at a Fortune 500 company with a focus on security software and services. Previously, he led the enterprise security consulting practice at a major cloud services provider. A frequent public speaker and writer, Lenny has co-authored books on network security and malicious software. Lenny holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He blogs at

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