Say hello to the Curricula Characters. You will find each of these characters in many of the Curricula Episodes, helping you to learn about cyber security and have fun at the same time.
One of the smartest 5-year old's you ever met. DeeDee is sweet, but sure knows how to use social engineering to her advantage. She enjoys ice cream and listening to Joshhh music.
Joshhh, the teenage heartthrob and Lifestyle Musician Magazine "Model of the Year" is the talk of Curriculaville. He had a rough start, growing up with only $8M in his trust fund. Joshhh has become one of the youngest billionaires in Curriculaville with his product Smelll, a fragrance for men.
As developer of the internet sensation Cookie Crush, Dr. Cookay is saving up to buy his very expensive Cookie Lair. He’s envious of his brother’s success, Frank, the proud owner of a successful PB&J sandwich company.
Founder and CEO of a successful PB&J sandwich startup, Frank built his company from the ground up. His greatest intentions are to help others around the world do the same. Frank knows all of his hard work has made a huge impact and wishes his brother would one day get in touch with him again.
Born in France, Weasley never seemed to fit in to the Curriculaville lifestyle. A villain at heart, he is always thinking of quick schemes to get his way. Weasley’s plans typically don’t work out for him, but he’s hoping for a big break one day. Maybe with the help of his friends.
Always on the lookout for suspicious activity, Ali runs an airtight security program. She has big dreams of running her own security company one day, and knows the value of healthy security posture.
Trapped in the digital world, focused on doing anything he can to steal passwords, Brute Force has his calling. Relentless in his actions, Brute Force survives on eating passwords.
Without a care in the world, Tom vacations pretty hard. Some say he's oblivious to anything that's apparent to others. When he’s not in charge of running IT for the zoo, you can catch Tom relaxing with a Hawaiian shirt.
Paige is a college student, and her dream is to work at Balloon Marketing. When she is not on BopTalk, she’s at the hip coffee shop in downtown Curriculaville, crushing the sensational game, Epic Shroom Warz.
One day Sloth will escape and live his dream of being a marathon runner.
One of the most famous super heroes in Curriculaville. Tucan Man has influenced young kids to do what’s right.
Professor Bogusat is a tenure track instructor at Bryson University. He will do anything to take care of his students and support their success. While great in the classroom, he is not the most tech savvy, especially when it comes to flash drives and spreadsheets.
A graduate of Bryson University, Philippe is the art curator at the world famous Don Abbrucci gallery. He regularly holds art auctions, it's just a shame that he doesn't change his password more often.
A cunning art thief and talented hacker, Marcello drinks wine with his pinky out.
It’s Heather’s world and we're just living in it. She's the center of attention and word on the street is she's dating Joshhh. Heather lets Boptalk and her media fame get to her head. As shallow as she is, Heather loves her little sister, Harper, and dog, Milo.
Orzo is DeeDee’s cuddly teddy bear. In DeeDee’s imagination, Orzo comes to life and is the muscle to her social engineering antics. He’ll do anything to protect DeeDee.
Bryson Bee is the mascot at Bryson University. There is an annual “Bee Beautiful” ceremony, a 50 year running campus tradition. This leads right up to the “Honey Bowl,” a famous annual game against the Bryson Bees and the Brentwood Bears.
Hal proudly runs operations for CBB tv network. His routines are flawless and has never missed a day of work in his life. He loves being in charge and knows every detail on how the tv system runs.
Bernie is your go-to compliance manager. Bernie always does the right thing to keep compliance and security top-of-mind. He knows deep down doing the right thing is always better than taking a shortcut. Bernie is also a proud uncle to the best niece in the world, DeeDee.
Peter is one of those guys that's always bored at work. For some reason can’t seem to do anything right. He just can't catch a break. Peter's IT team is always yelling at him to do better. Finally, Peter musters up the courage to find himself, and his purpose, to help others.
Matt Z is the founder and CEO of social media startup, Boptalk. Over the years Matt has focused on doing the right thing for the privacy of his users. But as pressure builds, Matt is the center of attention for building a data mining monster.
The Passmaster has incredible knowledge of passwords. Sworn to protect the digital world and educate others on how to protect their online accounts, The Passmaster owns the private key to all passwords manager vaults in the world.
One of the first investors in Boptalk, Arthur was the first to believe in Matt’s mission. Although not physically with us anymore, his spirit lives on to share sage wisdom.
Julius is an eccentric. His art collection is second to none, and he expects to add a new painting from the infamous artist, Dansky.
Benson is the ultra yoga enthusiast, crushing every pose like no other. He takes prides in himself as the longest handstand ever recorded at 17 days straight, a Curriculaville record.
Loyal and happy to have just joined Balloon Marketing, Craig has big dreams on the horizon. He knows being a supportive team player early in his career will lead him down the path toward success.
Phil is a technical genius. He doesn’t get that much time to vacation or relax since Tom is oftentimes out of office. Phil feels stressed since he is always working and taking classes at night. But Phil is sharp, so best not to mess with him.
Barbara has supported Frank since the beginning. She works hard to keep the business afloat.
Harper is A close “friend” of DeeDee. She has a great life, family, and she always gets what she wants. Harper lives in a great part of town and finds it easy to fit in with others. Most important to Harper, she loves her big sister Heather.
From another planet, Skorms is making plans to one day take over Curriculaville and get his revenge. Also, he likes to play the Cookie Crush.
Pecan Man belongs to the fabled Paul's Pecan Pies. What started as a delicious pie has turned into one of the greatest brands of all time. They created a revolutionary pecan pie that has changed the world forever. Pecan Man is their mascot, a familiar face that represents the most delicious pie in existence.
Joe, One of the Cannoli brother’s, Joe works night and day on the plans and pitch for the super space city amusement park. This project is the Cannoli Brother’s largest bid yet, so everything must go right.
Moe, the other Cannoli brother, is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Cannoli Brother’s Construction team. Seemingly focused on the big picture, Moe has a hard time remembering to inform his employees on best practices in security.
Creative artist by day and volunteers at the zoo at night. Don has a busy life with his kids. When he does have free time, Don dreams of one day seeing his art inside the walls of Abrucci Gallery.
Billy is an intern at Mom and Pop’s Hoverboards, and is just happy to have a job during summertime, He doesn’t really know what he wants to do yet, but loves using Boptalk and posting live updates across on social media.
Christopher is Harper's and Heather's dad. He spoils them with front row tickets to Joshhh. In fact, that's how Heather and Joshhh met. Joshhh pulled Heather up on stage to sing a duet, and now they're dating. All because Christopher bought front row seats.
Eli dreams of growing up and doing big things. Toucan man is his favorite superhero, and would do anything to meet him one day. Until then, Eli will live out his role playing to continue to save the world from the bad guys.
Highly creative and fun, Kristin is the source energy in the very corporate side of Balloon Marketing. Kristin started at Balloon since the beginning. Now it feels disappointingly corporate, so she's looking for her way out. Kristin loves browsing BopTalk and always searching for the next best thing to get that spark back.
Call Todd a villain, and that is an overstatement. Every single hack he’s tried has failed. He dreams of being a world famous hacker, but until then he will just remain in the shadows.
Joshhh’s PR Agent, Brent is tasked to manage the onslaught of interviews requested. He receives these requests on BopTalk, and sometimes places too much trust in social media profiles.
Susie worked her way up, earned her MBA, and proved herself to everyone that she is a power leader in the industry of marketing. The successful founder of Balloon Marketing, she continues to change the way the industry views marketing.
Noah has been in IT for his entire career. He speaks from the heart when it comes to security awareness training. Always looking to do something fun and creative for his employees to learn about the threats that face them every day. He misses his old friend, the Passmaster, each and every day.
In an MGC project gone wrong, Rhino lives out his years as a physical security officer. He makes sure all the physical access controls are in place and has even created his own brand of physical protection services. Sometimes Rhino wishes he could go back to the way things were, but then remembers he has a stable job doing what he loves.
In an MGC project gone wrong, Sheep’s life actually isn’t bad. During a teleporter discovery breakthrough, sheep gained extraordinary insight and knowledge, and is cursed to live out his days...as a sheep.
Brock is living in the gig economy doing any side job he can. He mostly fills in as a security guards when needed, but is known to work several other jobs around town.
A frontline security professional in the utilities industry, Brooke protects Curriculaville’s power grid. When malware is a threat, call on Brooke to save the day.
Quincy is CEO of Mega Gigantic Corporation (MGC), the villain corporation in Curriculaville. Always looking to eliminate the little guys and anyone else standing in his way. Quincy's power is deep and he's changing the world for the worse.
Michelle doesn’t really like people all that much. She hates her gym and everyone that goes to it. She does, however, gets plenty of joy from sabotaging others.
Hank is Billy's best friends, and works at Balloon Marketing. His major publicity stunt, “Hank High-Fives Hippos,” attracted the attention of famous investors for Balloon Marketing. He loves quickly sharing information without much thought.
Cork is out of this world. He's a clever hacker and has an appetite for causing destruction. Unlike his brother Skorms, he prefers Epic Shroom Warz over Cookie Crush.
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