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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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Change is what we do best

Things are looking a little different around here, right? We talk about enabling change nearly every day, so we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make some changes to our brand, as well as our customers’ security cultures. You’ll notice that it’s even easier to navigate the Layer 8 website, simpler to learn more …

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What Have Beliefs Got To Do With Security Behaviours

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 is I’ve just got used …

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