For the past few years, the US government's been relentless about making the American people respect the importance of cybersecurity. Obama's given speeches, written newspaper columns, and issued executive orders to drive that point home. This is serious business! So why are the Army's own instructional videos so silly?
As Buzzfeed recently unearthed, the US Army's Chief Information Officer is highlighting a series of comics and training videos designed to get soldiers thinking about very serious cybersecurity issues as part of Information Assurance/Cyber Security Awareness Week. The only problem is that the videos are embarrassingly goofy, at times arguably racist, and generally confusing. They also appear to be produced by a lesser version of the animation studio that made Waking Life.
Apparently We Live in The Matrix and All Hackers Are Russian
Chipmunks Know More About Cybersecurity Than You Do
Posting Pictures on Facebook Is Deadly
Listen to Batman and Don't Lose Your Security Key
Head on over to Buzzfeed to watch more cringe-worth Army training videos. Try not to laugh out loud, though. National security is at stake. [BuzzFeed]