Working from home: it’s time for security awareness to adapt

Working from home: it’s time for security awareness to adapt

October 22, 2020

2020 has seen a massive shift towards home working. By and large, businesses seem to have coped with the logistical, health and safety, and security consequences of that shift; and people seem to...

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Taking it to the people

Taking it to the people

March 31, 2020

There is no doubt that face-to-face security awareness activities are a valuable part of the practitioner’s toolkit. But, given current events, we need to think differently. In this article we...

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Is security everybody’s responsibility?

Is security everybody’s responsibility?

February 19, 2020

The statement “security is everybody’s responsibility” is a common refrain. And it is an ideal end-state culture for many organisations. Certainly from the perspective of the IT Security team –...

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Failure might not be the teachable moment we think it is…

Failure might not be the teachable moment we think it is…

January 16, 2020

It’s a commonly held belief that we learn from failure. But recent research has found the opposite: failure undermines learning. The results of this research raise questions about...

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Still chasing users to do their awareness training?

Still chasing users to do their awareness training?

December 17, 2019

One organisation recorded just a 17% completion rate following their initial email asking people to do mandatory security awareness training…

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Reimagining Security Awareness – What practitioners want

Reimagining Security Awareness – What practitioners want

November 12, 2019

Ask a security practitioner what they want from a security awareness programme, and the immediate response you receive will sometimes be “to tick a compliance box”, sometimes “to reduce security...

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Reimagining Security Awareness – Do dos

Reimagining Security Awareness – Do dos

July 3, 2019

In part two of this series of blogs reporting on our research project to “Reimagine Security Awareness” we feedback on what users told us would make them engage with security awareness training....

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Reimagining Security Awareness – Ask the user

Reimagining Security Awareness – Ask the user

June 14, 2019

Mention the phrase “mandatory training” to almost any employee and they will likely roll their eyes in despair. But security awareness must be part of the cyber defence strategy in any...

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Return on Awareness

Return on Awareness

October 28, 2018

Security awareness is, and will remain, a critical part of any security programme. But are companies making the wisest investment of time and money in this area? Legal and professional services...

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As easy as M.A.P.

As easy as M.A.P.

September 14, 2018

The Security Awareness market has existed in a recognisable form for about ten years now. Until very recently, however, solutions in the market have focussed almost exclusively on “training”...

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