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Sarah Janes Presents on The Human Factor to Leading UK Security Professionals

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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Think your recruitment agency is not at risk from a cyber-attack? Think again

Cyber-attacks are real. Every day businesses are being hit around the globe and the impact is both financially and reputationally damaging.  The focus on data security is more crucial than ever. So just because your agency is not Facebook or Google you’re not going to get hit, right?  You couldn’t be more wrong. For the …

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“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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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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Case Study – Security Champions

Today we have published a new case study documenting the development and implementation of a successful security advocates programme. Our client, a large utilities company, used security advocates to unite physical and online security responsibilities, and witnessed a cultural shift towards a proactive, collaborative security culture. Enjoy this read and good luck with your champions …

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Influence the decision - making unit and turn your ideas into reality

Influence the decision-making unit and turn your ideas into reality

We share common challenge. The decision-making unit for security is too large. Last week I was asked ‘what’s your biggest business challenge?’ My answer, ‘the decision-making unit for security awareness is too large. It slows down conversion rates and inflates cost of sale.’ Booted off board agenda… again Some aspects of security have become business …

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