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Practical Security for Practical People: Sinkhole Spam

Practical Security for Practical People: Sinkhole Spam

I’m zero-percent famous. I know that. But a few years ago, I realized that everywhere I turned someone was asking for my email address. Mostly to spam the living daylights out of me.

I felt out of control of my own digital address. Kind of like getting my front yard TP’ed. Everyday. With manual clean-up.

Practical Security for Practical People: Sinkhole Spam

So I decided to play the game.

First, I signed up for a free, encrypted email service (e.g. protonmail). Let’s call it my new digital home address.

Then I signed up for free, disposable email addresses (e.g. 33mail). Let’s call them my digital P.O. boxes.

Now, when I visit a website that asks for my digital address, instead of giving them my digital home address, I just give them a digital P.O. box of my choosing.

Imagine signing up for a newsletter with a temporary address (e.g. rickybob[@], forwarding responses to a permanent inbox, and then having the ability to unsubscribe from anything you don’t want to see ever again.

Takeaway: consider your life online and how you can reclaim your digital domain. Maybe you need to setup two private digital home addresses and a digital work address. Maybe you need an entire collection of online P.O. boxes to distance yourself from spam. Think about where you’re currently subscribed, and how frequently you want to check the mail at each of your ‘addresses.’ You won’t regret it.

I reclaimed my digital address. You can, too.


About Living Security


At Living Security, we reduce the #1 cybersecurity risk for enterprises, human error, through engaging and impactful security awareness training that is brought to life by innovative tech enabled experiences.


Living Security co-founders, Ashley and Drew Rose, recognized that traditional security awareness programs were failing to move the needle and it was time for a fresh approach. Our immersive training experiences engage the enterprise using science backed techniques to motivate behavior change and refreshed content that’s relevant for the current threat landscape.

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Immersive Cyber Escape Room

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Our science-based approach drives user engagement and reinforces positive security behaviors across the enterprise.

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Our gamified training platform allows program owners to assign users training and track through completion and beyond. Our interactive video series are broken in to episodes that cover critical security awareness concepts through story based learning and interactive puzzles. Customize your program through the addition of role and concept specific micro-modules and incentivize completion through leaderboard challenges and rewards and recognition. Series and modules are also available in your SCORM packages for delivery on your LMS.

Gamified Learning

Training experiences are brought to life through engaging storylines that people actually enjoy.

Brain is 68% more engaged when you are having fun.

Immersive Experience

Our approach focuses on experiential learning that motivates participants to get engaged with relevant security concepts.

Science Backed

Our proven techniques engage participants, increase retention rate and motivate behavior change.

16x Increase in retention from experiential learning

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Our tech-enabled platform makes managing and scaling the experience easy, allowing you to extend the reach of your security team.

Smart Analytics

Insightful metrics provide program owners with deep understanding of human risk within their organization and provides the tools to make the right changes.

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