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“Nah, Cyber’s not for my business, it’s too small”

I recall a local business meeting. You know the ones. You have 2-minutes to pitch your business to the rest of the room. Afterwards a lady came up to me and said, ‘what you do sounds fascinating, but it doesn’t apply to me’. Having heard this before, I asked her what she did. ‘I’m a …

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Layer 8 Offers FREE Cyber Event to Local Businesses During National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Here at Layer8 we strive to make the cyber security world as safe as possible both within businesses and at home. We do this by engaging employees in a conversation about security that is meaningful and helps facilitate change. On the 6th November – We are offering local businesses the opportunity to attend our live …

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Layer 8 Offers Free Cyber Event for Local Charities During National Cyber-Security Awareness Month

Here at Layer8 we strive to make the cyber security world as safe as possible both within businesses and at home. We do this by engaging employees in a conversation about security that is meaningful and helps facilitate change. On the 29th October – We are offering local charities the opportunity to attend our live …

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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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Layer 8 MD Sarah Janes speaks at SANS

In August Layer 8’s Managing Director, Sarah Janes, was invited to talk at the prestigious SANS Security the Human Summit in San Diego. Sarah shared her story of creating a network of Security Champions that went viral. Sarah shared tips on the technique, Appreciative Inquiry, and how the team adapted it to develop Security Champions …

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How to measure changes in security behaviours and culture

How to measure changes in security behaviours and culture

Back in March Layer 8’s MD had an awesome discussion with Jinan Budge of Forrester Research. Jinan and her team were creating a paper on ‘how to measure changes in security behaviour and culture’. A definitive answer to this question is one that has alluded our industry for years! The research is now out and …

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Conversation - our catalyst to change security behaviour

Conversation, our catalyst to change security behaviour

If we remove conversation from our security awareness toolset, we remove our ability to change behaviour. That was my enduring message at my talk last month at Cyber Security and Cloud Expo. I was speaking about how we can move people from knowing what they should do to doing it! Following the talk many people …

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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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