An unlikely combination to make the world cyber better!

What could poutine and cyber security awareness possibly have in common? And what’s the connection with RSA Conference 2019? Both will be showcased by the Terranova Security team next month at the Moscone Center during the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Both make our world better.

RSA Conference 2019 San Francisco

What is Poutine?

Terranova Security is Bringing PoutineWhat is poutine anyway? Poutine pronounced /pu.tin/ is a French-Canadian classic that is served across Canada. Poutine can be crazy delicious. It’s all in the preparation. Freshly made fries cooked until perfectly crispy, squeaky fresh cheese curds cut into small pieces, and well-seasoned made-from-scratch gravy can come together beautifully, no matter how odd the combination may sound to the uninitiated.

A Fascinating Origin

Legend has it that poutine was first put together in the 1950s. Several towns claim to be the birthplace of this beloved Canadian snack-meal-diner specialty. A favorite version puts the birth in Warwick, Quebec in 1957. The story is that at the request of a truck driver who wanted something hot to go, Fernand Lachance combined hot French fries and cheese curds and proclaimed “Ça va faire une maudite poutine!” or, in English, “It will make a damn mess!”

RSA Conference 2019 Theme is Better

This year’s RSA Conference theme is Better. According to the RSA Conference 2019 website, Better means working hard to find better solutions. Making better connections with peers from around the world. And keeping the digital world safe so everyone can get on with making the real world a better place. And there’s the connection with poutine!

Terranova Security is bringing poutine to RSA! Booth # 4314 in North Expo will host the conference’s only Poutine Tasting Bar. Our mission is to provide a meeting area and cyber security awareness learning zone for CISOs and security awareness professionals. The poutine tasting bar and learning zone will provide a unique place to come together over three days to network, discuss, share ideas and learn from each other about: cyber security best practices, how to reduce human risk; how to best instill a security culture, how to make the business case for security awareness and phishing simulation training and make organizations around the world cyber better!

Cyber Security Awareness Learning Zone

The Poutine Tasting Bar, the focal point in the Terranova Security booth will serve up that delicious combination of French fries, cheese and gravy as well as provide CISOs with a dedicated cyber security awareness learning zone. Here are some of the amazing events hosted by our team of cyber security awareness and phishing simulation training coaches:

  • Cyber Security Awareness 10-minute tech talks (every 60 minutes) on the following topics:
    • The 5 components of a successful security awareness program
    • Executives are being successfully phished – You do not want to be next
    • How to build your business case for phishing awareness
    • Spear phishing: would you recognize one?
    • What to look for when selecting a phishing simulation platform
  • Attend a tech talk, learn the latest about phishing simulations as well as the chance to win a prize (Air Pods, Home Security Camera System for Your Smartphone and Wireless Chargers)
  • Cyber Security Book Signing – meet author and CEO Lise Lapointe and get a signed copy of the must-have cyber security book “The Human Fix to Human Risk” and learn how to mastermind an effective security awareness program in 5 steps
  • Get Your Security Awareness Score!
    • Complete the quick assessment now or at our booth and watch as your security awareness scores builds and helps you evaluate the strengths and opportunities for improvement. Bring your personalized scorecard to the booth and discuss your results with our team of security awareness coaches and phishing simulation experts
  • Cyber hero trucker capGet Social with a free personalized trucker cap – Tweet at @terranova_isa #RSAC #CyberHero
    • Select your favorite color and security awareness expression and share on LinkedIn or Twitter:
      • Cyber Hero
      • Stay Calm and Report Phishing
      • Phishing Attacks Stop Here
      • Gone Phishing
  • Phishing Simulation Demo Zone
    • Learn how to set up a phishing simulation in just four steps and speak with a phishing awareness coach daily from 4pm to 6pm

When it comes to cyber security awareness, what defines better? We believe a people-centric approach and strategy will help drive cyber security success within an organization. Better is when your cyber security awareness training program focuses on the specific needs of your organization and your employees.

5 people-centric elements for security awareness

What began north of the border by no means stays north of the border. We are excited to meet you at RSA and just as the truck drivers helped bring poutine across Canada, into the US and abroad, Terranova Security is proud to bring poutine and cyber security awareness to RSA next month! See you at booth #4314, North Expo: We are committed to making the world cyber better.


Prepare for RSA Conference 2019 and get your security awareness program score!

cyber security assessment score

We would love to have you participate! Complete the assessment, download your free scorecard and stop by the Terranova Security booth #4314, so we can plan your personalized awareness program.