Security breaches have become a consistent threat, so it is critical to remain aware of the many tools, resources, and protocols available to keep you safe online. To honor and celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we are offering several opportunities for you to get involved and learn something new.


Think you know your cybercrime history?

We have put together a timeline of some of the most notable cybersecurity breaches throughout history. To complement the timeline, we’ve compiled a cybersecurity history quiz to test your knowledge as you travel through the decades. Take the quiz for a chance to win awesome prizes!


We need your help!

If you review the Timeline of Cybercrime, you’ll see that it is far from a comprehensive list of all cybersecurity attacks over time. Submit your suggestion of a cyberattack to add to the timeline in the comments below and receive 250 THWACK® points for all valid suggestions!


To receive your 250 THWACK points, your submission should include:

  1. The name of a noteworthy breach, vulnerability, or security attack of your choosing (must not already be featured on the timeline of cybercrime)
  2. A sentence or two about the cyberattack of your choosing
  3. A source for your research


Submit your suggestion in the comments section below. Limit one entry per THWACKster.


THWACKcamp | October 18-19

THWACKcamp is right around the corner! I encourage you to check out one session in particular that’s sure to keep the conversation about cybersecurity top of mind: “Protecting the Business: Creating a Security Maturity Model with SIEM”

RSVP today!


Live webcast – Cybercrime: Defending Against the Next Attack | November 2

Following THWACKcamp and to conclude NCSAM, join @dez and @jhynds for a live webcast where they’ll discuss some of the highlights from the Timeline of Cybercrime, as well as tips and tricks to help businesses combat today’s most common cybersecurity threats.

Register now!


Enjoy, and stay safe out there!