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Layer 8 MD Sarah Janes speaks at SANS

In August Layer 8’s Managing Director, Sarah Janes, was invited to talk at the prestigious SANS Security the Human Summit in San Diego. Sarah shared her story of creating a network of Security Champions that went viral. Sarah shared tips on the technique, Appreciative Inquiry, and how the team adapted it to develop Security Champions …

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Layer 8 goes multilingual!

Layer 8 goes multilingual!

This summer the team worked extra hard preparing our content in 18 languages, in addition to English. The translations include: Norwegian Swedish Dutch Chinese Thai German Korean Malay Marathi Spanish Italian Brazilian-Portuguese Turkish French Slovenian Polish Japanese Czech The content is available as part of our Layer 8 Toolkit, which you can find out about …

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Conversation - our catalyst to change security behaviour

Conversation, our catalyst to change security behaviour

If we remove conversation from our security awareness toolset, we remove our ability to change behaviour. That was my enduring message at my talk last month at Cyber Security and Cloud Expo. I was speaking about how we can move people from knowing what they should do to doing it! Following the talk many people …

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The board meeting that went bad: sharing tips on RoI

“How can I prove I spent well” Last week a colleague relayed his story of a board meeting that went bad. He’d worked hard prepping the business case. But was rebuked with a chorus of. “I’ve seen all the horror stories.” “How much will that actually mitigate the risk.” And “when I talk to the …

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Developing Secure Behaviours: our latest white paper

There’s a misapprehension that because culture is a complex phenomenon it’s hard to define. Actually, it doesn’t have to be difficult: Culture is how we communicate what matters to us through what we say and do on a daily basis. Not so long ago, technical attacks by cyber-criminals required security professionals to find technical solutions. …

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Only 3.4% of employees regularly talk to their colleagues about security

During 2018 we ran our Security Culture Survey with over 2500 employees, asking them ‘how often do you talk about security at work’? I knew the result would be low, but I didn’t expect it to be as low as 3.4%. Does it matter if employees are not regularly talking about security? To answer that …

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Why I’m considering buying my 6-year old a smart phone for Christmas

Is 6-years old to young for a smart phone? The gut reaction is ‘damn right it’s too young’, ‘what do they need it for’. Well let’s face it most children don’t need a phone, like they don’t need an Xbox One X, but it is what they desire. So why does my daughter want a …

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