Weekly Icebreaker: Week of January 1

Shannon Idea generator Vanta Team Member Conversation starter

What is the most frustrating thing you see regularly as someone who works in security & compliance? Why does it stand out to you so much?


  • Too much information on social media
  • Password notebooks
  • "Password" as a password




  • Comment author
    David Ko Great answers

    Phishing texts from the CEO!

  • Comment author
    Stevie Vanta Team Member Vanta Expert Great answers

    Came here to say the same! Social engineering via SMS is over the top right now.

  • Comment author
    Mike Tedesco - Kobalt.io Great answers

    Social media posts designed to get people to provide their password hints that go viral.

    e.g. Tell me how old you are by telling me your first concert.

  • Comment author
    Michael Argast Vanta Partner Conversation starter Idea generator

    Devs who think they are too smart to fall for malware and phishing attacks, and actively push back against security controls.

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    Krista Vanta Team Member Great answers

    I worked at an apple retail store, and some people would just hand over every password they have ever had to me! Some would just give me a sheet of paper with passwords, credit card numbers, SSN. Smh.

    Then I would always have a nice conversation about password safety with them. 

  • Comment author
    Sarah Wilkey Community Founding Member Conversation starter

    Rampant SaaS sprawl without proper vetting processes like SOC 2/3 and T&Cs reviews.
    INcluding, but not limited to application add-ons and third-party extensions.


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