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NEW RESOURCE – Working from home: security advice for staff

Over the next few months more people than ever will be working from home. Whilst some businesses do this regularly for others it will be new. With such a heavy reliance on technology it is now imperative we do all we can to keep the tech running as best we can. Whilst we might be …

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Black Friday Training Offer

Black Friday Training Offer

In the month leading up to Christmas, your employees will get more emails than ever about their online purchases. But some of them won’t be what they expect them to be! That email from Amazon saying your payment wasn’t successful. Or one from Apple thanking you for ordering 20 Miley Cyrus downloads. Would your employees …

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I can’t get leadership support

“I can’t get leadership support”

Early in August I shared my story of developing a Security Champions programme that went viral, at SANS https://www.sans.org/cyber-security-summit/archives/file/summit-archive-1565204404.pdf .  Following that talk many discussions started like this… ‘thanks, that’s exactly what I need to do, but I struggle to get support to start my Security Champions programme’. If you’re reading this, you probably already …

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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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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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