America Back to Work: Shaun McAlmont, NINJIO

Welcome to America Back to Work, a podcast series brought to you by S2Verify.

In this episode, host Arnette Heintze sits down with Dr. Shaun McAlmont, president and CEO of Ninjio, a leading company in cybersecurity awareness training.

They delve into the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats and how organizations can better prepare their employees to defend against them.

Episode Highlights

  • Background of Dr. Shaun McAlmont: This introduces Dr. McAlmont’s extensive experience in workforce development, education, and technology and his focus on adult learning and corporate training.
  • The Shift to Human Firewall: Understanding how the focus of cybersecurity has moved from solely technological defenses to empowering employees as the primary line of defense.
  • Common Vulnerabilities: Dr. McAlmont discusses why employees are often the weakest link in cybersecurity and how personal motivations can lead to breaches.
  • The Cybercriminal Profile: Insight into cybercriminals’ motivations and their methods of attack, emphasizing the importance of strong, unique passwords.
  • Training vs. Learning: The difference between training and learning in cybersecurity and the significance of both in changing employee behavior.
  • Importance of Consistent Training: Discussing how regular, engaging, and relevant training can help build a culture of cybersecurity awareness within an organization.
  • Employee Engagement and Cybersecurity: How cybersecurity training can impact employee engagement rates and a company’s overall culture of security.
  • Cybersecurity as a Cultural Element: Strategies for integrating cybersecurity into an organization’s core culture and the role of leadership in fostering this culture.
  • Closing Thoughts: Dr. McAlmont shares personal insights and highlights the importance of lifelong learning in cybersecurity.

Guest Contact Information:

  • Learn more about Dr. Sean McAlmont and Ninjio’s approach to cybersecurity awareness training by visiting
  • Follow Dr. McAlmont on Twitter: @ShaunMcAlmont

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Your organization’s cybersecurity is only as strong as its least aware employee. This episode underlines the crucial role of continuous education and the collective responsibility in safeguarding against cyber threats.

Join us in building more resilient workplaces by empowering every team member with the knowledge they need to protect themselves and your organization.

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