How do you talk about online collaboration tools to your business?

‘I want to use the latest online collaboration tool, what’s your advice on securing it’? “When people start asking me proactively, that’s my measure of success. That was how a conversation ended between me and the Head of Security at a FTSE100 company. It started a little differently – ‘we […]

Layer 8 Presents at CSARN

12th March, Layer 8’s Managing Director Sarah Janes, addressed a highly engaged and insightful audience at CSARN, the City Security and Resilience Network. Talking about the power of conversation and how, if we use conversation strategically, we can measure changes in behaviour. After the event Sarah said: “It is always […]

What Have Beliefs Got To Do With Security Behaviours?

  The problem isn’t passwords; the problem is people and their security behaviours about passwords Take what Tom, an employee, has to say as an example… “Me? I’m useless at security. Last week we were told we’d got to update our passwords… again. I still haven’t done it. See the thing […]

The Real Security Risk That Your Board Needs To Know About

What’s your greatest security risk? Now there’s a question for your board! If you’ve ever asked them, then they might have answered with any of the following: “Being unable to trade because somebody downloaded ransomware from a phishing email.” “Getting a massive fine under GDPR because somebody left customer data […]

Getting Staff to Buy In to Your Security Culture is Crucial

  Imagine a world in which we offer our firefighters, nurses, and teachers theory training only. Imagine that there was no longer the funding available for the rigorous and intensive ‘hands-on’ practice they currently receive, and that in its place they receive an email outlining the incidents they might encounter, […]

3 Reasons Why the Board Will Want to Invest in Security Culture

  I don’t know if it’s one of those British things, but talking about ‘culture’ is something we do in a strangulated whisper, as though someone’s got their hands on our back squeezing the syllables out of us. Using ‘Security Culture’ as the backbone to a business plan has – […]