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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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5 ways to evidence behavioural change through security champions

5 ways to evidence behavioural change through security champions

Five ways to evidence behavioural change through security champions   Measuring change is notoriously difficult to translate into hard numbers. While we all want to be able to report direct reductions in costs associated with data breaches as a result of security awareness initiatives, the only way we can prove cost savings is to benchmark …

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Should security departments be responsible for cyber awareness

Should security departments be responsible for cyber awareness?

…I thought it was genuine… Last week a friend sent me this… A WhatsApp message stating if I clicked I’d get £75 of Costa vouchers. At this point I hadn’t come across the scam. But something seemed odd. My friend would never say ‘you can thank me later’. So, my reply -‘friend, I assume you …

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How do you talk about online collaboration tools to your business

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 can’t control our information, every …

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