Is it time to reconsider traditional approaches to cyber security?
For a long time now, people have largely been viewed as a cyber security “weakness”, and the viewpoint has shaped the majority of the cyber security strategies we see today.
The strategies focus on restrictive measures. They focus single-mindedly on minimising the risks that people pose. Crucially, they do not consider how people can actively prevent cyber attacks, and therefore fail to capitalise on a valuable cyber defence. People-centric security flips the conventional thinking on its head.
“We want to put people-centric thinking at the heart of cyber security.” – NCSC
As opposed to categorising people as a weakness, people-centric security acknowledges that there’s more to the story.
The subtle shift has major implications for what security strategies should really look like, and it’s these implications we consider in the ebook People-centric Security.