Hang with me here, but this clip from “The LEGO Batman” is a fantastic illustration for the modern scourge of hackers and the need for employees to practice diligent cyber security. The pilot in this scene represents an employee and the Joker/villains symbolize hackers/computer viruses seeking to invade your systems. The pilot (employee) has absolutely no concern about getting hacked — someone else will fix it (Batman). But the Joker insists he should be scared since there are innumerable threats to his security just waiting for a way to break in. (I personally love that the crazy villain names sound like actual computer viruses.)

Even though cyber security only grows more important. most people remain indifferent to its threat. Hopefully this scene and discussion can shift that attitude within your team.

NOTE: Picture yourself as the pilot and all the villains as hackers or computer viruses while watching this clip.


How are the villains in this clip like hackers and computer viruses?

What are the potential consequences of our company getting hacked or infected?

How is the pilot similar to most people’s attitude toward cyber security?

Do you share the pilot’s indifference toward cyber security? Why or why not?

What cyber security do you currently practice? How can you increase your security?


Bryan Belknap, an award-winning screenwriter and speaker, is Creative Director at Resonate Pictures, which specializes in story-based training and branding films. His new ebook “How to Teach Ethics and Compliance with Hollywood Movie Clips” is available for free download.

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