The US Army's Cybersecurity Training Videos Are Embarrassing and Sad

By Adam Clark Estes on at

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 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.


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Head on over to Buzzfeed to watch more cringe-worthy US Army training videos. Try not to laugh out loud, though. Their national security is at stake. [BuzzFeed]

The Army's Cybersecurity Training Videos Are Embarrassing and Sad