Cultural Change

Looking for an Effective Human Security Strategy? Try Getting Rid of the Rules.

Amanda Price considers what would happen if we stopped teaching ‘end-users’ to follow rules and started encouraging them to think for themselves instead. I bet you remember the moment you passed your driving test? Of course you do; it’s a rite of passage, a gateway to the freedoms of adulthood. I bet you also remember …

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5 Questions About Your Current Security Culture

Looking for security culture change, but you don’t know where to start? Amanda Price suggests five questions that will show you what your current security culture looks like. I’ve been reading some great articles about key security questions recently. First there was 137 Security Questions Every Leader Should Ask by the Security Intelligence Staff at …

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How Are You Tackling the Insider Threat?

Sarah Janes asks whether our current approach is fit for purpose, and suggests an alternative approach. We hear the term ‘Insider Threat’ a lot these days.  If I go back 10 years or so the definition for ‘Insider Threat’ was pretty succinct, it was individuals who deliberately and maliciously broke the law, e.g. sold company …

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End-Users Want To Be Let In On the Security Culture Conversation

“We should demand better and more usable security from the companies we do business with and whose services we use online.” Bruce Schneier Amanda Price asks how end-users can get their security-concerns heard. Here are a few questions I would like to ask companies that store my data: How do I know that the security …

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Mind Your Security Language: Talking about the ‘insider threat’ is fateful…

In the last Layer 8 blog, Sarah Janes wrote about looking for pockets of good security practice and how finding them amplifies what’s working. This week, Mike Carter considers how the language we use can do the same… or the reverse. There was a time when speaking of ‘the insider threat’ meant something specific: it …

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How to Make Security Fascinating – for Everyone

Amanda Price gives tips on how to make security a topic of day-to-day conversation in the workplace. Looking back over our summer travels, we will remember glorious meals warmed by the sun, luxurious afternoons on beaches and heady walks or climbs through unfamiliar terrain. These intensely human pleasures will, most probably, be punctuated with memories …

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