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We need to stop referring to humans as security “assets”

We need to stop referring to humans as security “assets”

We were wrong. Humans are NOT “security assets”. First, the industry referred to people as the “weakest link” in cybersecurity. Because you know how those pesky things click on every link they’re sent. Then they became the “strongest asset” because the industry...
Your cyber security goals are worthless. There, we said it

Your cyber security goals are worthless. There, we said it

Here’s the thing. Your cybersecurity goals are very noble. You know the risks you want to avoid, and that’s great. Except it could all count for nothing. If you’re a security awareness professional, don’t quit your job just yet. We want to get you on your way to...
A lesson on security behaviors

A lesson on security behaviors

It’s time you learnt your lesson about security behaviors Assign all the traditional security awareness training you want. Your people will probably attend every session and tick all the right boxes, but their security behaviors won’t change. But that doesn’t mean...
Goodbye, security awareness training!

Goodbye, security awareness training!

It’s time to pull the plug on traditional security awareness training   We know it’s hard to let go. But this is getting out of hand. Traditional security awareness training has been on its deathbed for so long now that our eyes water whenever we get a whiff of...
How to get phishing simulations right

How to get phishing simulations right

As part of our Behave Series last week, we talked about multi-factor authentication (MFA), and how to encourage your people to adopt it. This week, we’re diving into phishing simulations. They’re particularly useful for finding and filling the security cracks in your...
Spotlight: Have you got the multi-factor?

Spotlight: Have you got the multi-factor?

Last week in our Behave Series blog we looked at passwords. This week we’re turning it up to 11. This week, we’re talking about multi-factor authentication (MFA). Multi-factor authentication. It’s the unsung hero of cybersecurity. It’s thwarted many a cybercriminal....