How to Score Some Quick Wins With Your Security Culture

How to score some quick wins with your security culture

“If you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by one percent, you will get a significant increase when you put them all together.” So said Sir Dave Brailsford, the former coach of the Great Britain Cycling Team. He was […]

GDPR Reasons to Be Cheerful

GDPR Reasons to Be Cheerful

It’s fast upon us! Come May, the GDPR will be law, with much-publicised fines that will hurt businesses which either fail to report a data breach of personally identifiable data within 72 hours or are unable to demonstrate that their data governance systems and operations are sufficiently equipped to mitigate […]

Worried That Compliance Isn’t Enough?

Worried That Compliance Isn’t Enough

A common complaint of CISOs is that employees know what to do but they just don’t do it Awareness of rules and best practice fails to produce effective follow-through when it comes to security behaviours, whether it’s exercising caution around emails, locking screens when leaving computers unattended, or shredding documents […]

How Do You Know If Your Security Training is Working

Do You Know If Your Security Training is Working

How Do You Know If Your Security Training is Working? In this month’s Layer 8 webinar The Hackers’ Perspective: helping employees understand security vulnerabilities we look at examples of effective training methodologies, which combine: Rehearsing for Reality – giving participants chance to try out their responses to complex security situations. […]

Making Security Training Real

Making Security Training Real

Making Security Training Real and Personal to Employees It is a fact universally acknowledged that most learning – real learning, learning that makes us change the way we think and behave – occurs not in classrooms, meeting rooms, or in front of PowerPoints, but informally, by way of stories or […]

Which Social Engineering Scams Would Fool You

Social Engineering Scams

Which Social Engineering Scams Would Fool You? Our human vulnerabilities are now providing rich pickings for social engineers. People-centric crime now accounts for over 60% of all attacks on businesses and, despite phishing and social engineering pen-tests, employees remain alarmingly willing to hand over their personal and business details to […]