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April is National Poetry Month, a time when we can celebrate poets and their craft. To join in the celebrations, we at the State of Security asked employees at Tripwire and in the wider infosec community to create and share some of their favorite cybersecurity-related poems with us.

Here are some of our favorites from Twitter:

Thanks to Ray Lapena for this security haiku video.

A couple of poems from Irfahn Khimji. The latter inspired by his inner Shakespeare!

If only Mary had that FIM solution…

Thanks, Paul Norris!

This time a security haiku from Tim Erlin.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Here’s a security poem from Stu Peck,
Just for you…

https://twitter.com/cybersecstu/status/1096439875807662080

The brilliant John Odpenakker shared a limerick that resonates too true!

I thought I’d join in the fun…

Brad W doubts his ability to sqlmap.

Thanks to MediaPro for sharing their very timely working from home haiku:

And finally, the last entry on Twitter from James McLaren:

Those were just some of our favorites that were shared with the team throughout National Poetry Month. However, we decided to have a look around and see what else we could find! Here are some of our favorites.

I Made a New Password

I made a new password
That no one could guess.
It’s long and confusing
And truly a mess.
It has random letters
and numbers galore,
with dozens of symbols
and spaces and more.
My password is perfect,
completely secure,
and no one will break it;
of that I am sure.
It’s flawless and foolproof.
I don’t have a doubt.
But, whoops! I forgot it
and now I’m locked out.

Kenn Nesbitt

Yesterday (The Beatles) – Backup Poem

backup-poem

We discovered a few other fun poems on Twitter too:

To finish, we found this interesting article by Camila Domonoske around using poems as a way of creating stronger passwords. She calls them “passpoems”. You can learn more about her theory here.

If you’ve been inspired by reading all these cybersecurity-related poems and want to take part, add your contribution to our tweet or email me directly.

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