A new Guinness World Record in cybersecurity training has been set by a cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) provider, a security awareness training platform, and a PR firm.
Security expert and global data protection officer at OneLogin, Niamh Muldoon, and Javvad Malik, lead security awareness advocate at KnowBe4, presented the record-breaking lesson about ransomware prevention.
“Niamh and Javvad provided their expertise on ransomware prevention and table-top exercises before opening the session for Q&A with the viewers,” said Eskenzi PR’s Paula Brici.
She added: “The objective of the training was to bridge the gap between security professionals and the rest of the workforce.”
The hour-long lesson was hosted and recorded via Zoom and made accessible to the public via YouTube Live for 23 hours. Guinness World Records stipulated that a minimum of 1,500 views were needed at the end of the 24 hours for a new record to be officially recorded.
Within the timeframe set for the world-record attempt, the educational content comfortably earned its place in history, logging a total of 2,136 views. Guinness World Records adjudicator Richard Stenning was present to validate the record attempt and gave his seal of approval that a new record had been achieved.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share my knowledge of security incident response with such a large audience, and to have an opportunity to shine a much-needed light on cybersecurity, and the devastating impact these incidents can have on an organization,” said Muldoon.
Malik said: “Security awareness is an essential skill for today’s digitally connected world. And what better way to help spread the message than delivering a free session and setting a world record at the same time.”
He added: “Having followed Guinness World Records from a young age, being involved in a record-setting attempt is something I never imagined I would be part of.”