Security Champions

NEW WEBINAR – From Paper to Practice: Effectively communicating and implementing your cybersecurity strategy

Date: Tuesday, 7 July 2020 Time: 2pm-3pm BST Location: Online webinar Register here Do you dream of a future where your cybersecurity strategy moves from the shelf into practice? Or have you not quite managed to get the traction and change you desired? Change needs a catalyst, and conversation is our most powerful catalyst for change. To successfully …

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NEW RESOURCE – Creating Resilience: 5 things cyber-criminals wish your business didn’t talk about

Is your organisation effectively managing risk? Are your stakeholders onboard? Does your security culture support the implementation of your cybersecurity strategy? Layer 8 and CRMG launch their joint paper – Creating Resilience: 5 things cyber-criminals wish your business didn’t talk about In this report we look at: How having a proactive cyber culture helps to …

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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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SANS Talk - Aug 19

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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IT Security Training for London businesses

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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