Policies for Guest Writers
- KBI is an agnostic cyber security media company that fosters a premium brand in the marketplace. KBI does not endorse any product or service, KBI must remain completely agnostic, and for this reason as we can’t be seen to have any biases with any one solution in the market
- An overly ‘salesy’ approach does not present well on the platform or for the vendor/service provider as this is a very archaic way of approaching content marketing
- Use of images needs to be appropriate – no company logos are to be overlaid on any image that sits on the KBI platform, unless directly related to the content
- Backlinking is fine within reason for SEO purposes
- Understanding that KBI have the right to not publish material if it doesn’t fall within our standards and brand guidelines as per our Publishing Policy
– Karissa A. Breen
NB: If you have your own platform, and you’d like to syndicate the content. Please let us know in the submission form.
If you’re interested in producing amazing content for your audience or looking to engage with them in other ways, our digital marketing business, KBI.Digital can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Absolutely anytime you like. Not sure why you’d want to, but we’re popular enough that we won’t be too upset. And as we’ve got subscribers across the globe (we’re working on an Antarctic presence too!) we hope we’ll manage to carry on. I mean… we’ll miss you, but it’s not the end of the world. Oh, and because we are global, we adhere to GDPR and CCPA so we nuke any records that you even exist. I mean, if you really want us to do that… But we hope you don’t want to leave at all.
Absolutely! There is a non-recorded function within our platform, but attendees need to be on time and not be disruptive. Just request additional attendees at least 24 hours before the Interview, and we can provide a special link to these people.
Not really – if you can attend a video conference, you’ll be fine. Of course, the better quality the microphone and camera, the better the end result. The easiest way is to try and get access to a dedicated webcam and external mic (rather than those built-in to a laptop) to provide the best end result.
Depending on the format, you may or may not need a camera – KBKast, for instance, only really requires a microphone. If, however, you’re recording a Challenger Interview, a WebKast, or a custom film project, a stand-alone camera is always going to give better results.
You’ll receive a link during the scheduling process and set as your ‘location’ inside your calendar.
Please only access Riverside in Chrome browser.
Recordings will not work in Incognito mode.
Do not use a VPN – the platform won’t work.
Ther format only really works with the host and one other person. The purpose is to provide a short, succint presentation, and too many people creates too many opportunities for tangents and a lack of clarity. Additional people can join the recording session, but they will be in an Audience role where they can hear, but aren’t recorded.
We do not live stream any interviews unless specifically requested. Everything is recorded, edited, approved, and only then do we deploy this recording.
We may ask you to re-record on a rare occasion if we think the final output doesn’t meet our quality standards.
Please ensure that your laptop and phone are turned off or put on silent to avoid background noise from alerts during the recording.
Our Sponsors get a little more wiggle room in terms of the content we’ll publish on the site, but the cardinal rule is that whatever it is, whatever format it’s in, and no matter who produced it, it must add value to the industry. While this is a largely subjective standard, it’s our site, so we’ll do whatever we like ultimately! But we are fair. For more information, you can read our Publishing Policy to get into the nitty gritty.
As the media arm of KBI, this division is responsible for the distribution of written, audio, and film content we create for our clients, and working with other media channels to maximise the reach and impact of everything we do.
Our team at KBI are domain experts across the marketing and communications disciplines and security. Every member of our leadership team has years of experience at the coalface of the security industry, and our consultants and media specialists must have a background inside technology. This means that the content we create, the commentary and support around it, and our understanding of the drivers and decision-making of the tech community – particularly the leadership – make KBI unique.
There are two divisions within the company: KBI.Digital and KBI.Media, each with a different focus and different responsibilities. While KBI.Digital is focused on digital marketing and creates amazing content for our clients, KBI.Media is responsible for the distribution, hosting, and public outreach leveraging that content to get it in front of the right audiences.
Karissa Breen, or KB as she’s better known, is a serial entrepreneur focused on the technology space.
As an ex-tech, KB saw fundamental issues with the way in which cybersecurity was trying to engage with people both inside the industry, but more importantly, to external audiences.
Having worked on the front-lines of both executive communications and cybersecurity, she founded KBI to help global enterprises better frame and develop their engagement strategies. Whether marketing, internal communications, or media, KBI is 100% focused on helping tech companies communicate better.
We’re big in Japan. And several other places we suspect. Well, hope. But we’d be surprised if not, because we’re serving up some amazing content from our own people and our army of Kontributors. We’re focusing on delivering the best and most informative security content from world-leading experts in a concise and entertaining way. And hell, it’s free too. We all want to lift the global security posture, and we’re actually doing things to make that happen, so our mums are proud.