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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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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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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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BYOD – Working Collaboratively to Develop Secure Mobile Practices

Measurement Hacks – A cheat sheet for creating people-centred security KPIs

How will you measure the Return on Investment? It’s a question that perplexes many of us when it comes to security awareness, and a lot of people I speak to struggle to provide an answer that is both clear and concise. I used to be no different. But, because building secure organisations through people is …

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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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Building the Business Case for Security Culture - New White Paper

BYOD – Making the Workplace Revolution Work for You

BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, is a practice that challenges IT and Security Departments of enterprises globally.  Ever since 2009 when BYOD was what the cool kids in Silicon Valley did, this stealthy revolution has been stalking businesses large and small. Whilst large companies see the potential and all the security pitfalls, for small …

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Building the Business Case for Security Culture - New White Paper

NHS Cyber Attacks – Simple Ways You Can Reduce Your Risks

Until the 12th May the word cyber-attack may have been unknown, or at least not fully understood, by a good deal of people. But the global cyber-attack, that released tens of thousands of ransomware attacks affecting 45 NHS trusts and businesses in over 100 countries, has woken the world up. Cyber-attacks, ransomware, etc are not …

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