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CybSafe’s new behavioural risk platform challenges the security awareness and training status quo

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CybSafe

We are CybSafe. A cyber security & data analytics company.

2022/10/19

CybSafe, Canary Wharf, London & [insert US address] – 19th October 2022 – CybSafe, the behavioural risk platform, today announced the launch of new platform features. The platform continues to be built on the universal truth that access to technology is no longer optional. Every individual has to use technology today, whether at work or at home. The result: the way people are behaving with technology is leading to even more opportunity for cyber criminals to steal data and infiltrate networks. This needs to change. The security market needs a focus on security behaviour, rather than ineffective traditional Security Awareness & Training (SA&T) provided by legacy players.

Dr. Jason Nurse, Science & Research Director at CybSafe said: “Threats continue to evolve. From changes delivered by hybrid working, to rising geopolitical threats. The way organisations approach people-related cybersecurity risk cannot stand still. Traditional tick-box training not only ignores the problem, but can make it worse through complacency and disengagement. This leads to bad security cultures and bad outcomes.”

CybSafe helps organisations across financial services, insurance, legal, and technology with human risk quantification. It helps lower human risk with behavioural science and data from SebDB [insert link], the world’s most comprehensive security behaviour database. It maps security behaviours to risk related outcomes.

CybSafe’s new platform measures over 70 specific security behaviours, from implementing strong passwords to deploying Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This data is not available anywhere else. It helps influence specific security behaviours, providing support to people at the time they need it.

Take the example of security and awareness training informing someone they should update their home router password. The information is usually provided when that person is deep in work, or worse, in the office. By the time that person has returned home, the advice is lost. CybSafe sends well-timed messages on the right channel, in the right way. In this case, it would be an instant message when the person is at home.

It also delivers advanced risk metrics and visual reporting to organisations. All designed to replace ineffective security awareness training and reduce human risk. The risk metrics also help organisations meet their compliance requirements and adhere to strict cyber insurance policy requirements.

Oz Alashe, CEO and founder, CybSafe: “The status quo is unsafe, untenable, and unacceptable. It gives organisations a false sense of security. Traditional security awareness training doesn’t consider the range of security behaviours. It doesn’t target those security behaviours. It is not built to change security behaviours. It also lacks the scientific rigour of behavioural and data science and is lacking in the tracking and measurement that organisations need to reduce people related security risk.”

The new product features include

    Behaviour Goals: Most people don’t need more training. They need dynamic help and assistance. Goals helps people focus on the important security actions and even reminds them at a time that suits them best

    Behaviour reporting insights: A set of reports that score the security behaviours within an organisation and show how they relate to risk. Administrators can see how the organisation, individual people or groups of people are performing.

    Behaviour event API: A flexible security behaviour event API that ingests security behaviour data from across systems. No two organisations are the same. Most use a combination of tools, both bespoke and off-the-shelf, to solve problems for the business.

    Behaviour-focused learning: Assign learning modules to people based on the security behaviours the organisation is targeting. Most security awareness training covers a variety of topics but has no clear link back to specific security behaviours.

    On demand help: Security guidance and advice people can access whenever they have a security question. Organisations can tailor the guidance to specific users and groups, and also add their own organisation-specific guidance. Having an on-demand set of advice and guidance that they can access when they need it helps people perform the right behaviours and get on with their day job and their lives securely.

    Nudge capability: A low-friction way to deliver ‘Nudges’: notifications and prompts, designed to influence security behaviours. It can be used to deliver ‘Alerts’: an easy way to share general security information with your people quickly.

    Mobile app: All of CybSafe’s features are available via a mobile app. This allows people to access cybersecurity guidance, advice, training and education at various points in their day, not just when they are in front of their computer completing mandated security awareness training. It can also be used by their family at home to help protect everyone.

Customers are already using CybSafe’s new platform. Caroline Bansraj, Global Cyber Security Education & Awareness, Credit Suisse said: “CybSafe is another level. It gives us really robust metrics that help us measure where our people are. It shows their behaviours as well as their attitudes.”

 

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About CybSafe

CybSafe is cloud-based software that reduces organisational risk by improving people’s security decisions and behaviours.

It educates, nudges and provides real-time, tailored cyber assistance for users so that they can be secure in their daily digital lives.

It’s the only human risk software solution that helps security professionals target specific security behaviours. It also provides security behaviour, culture and risk reporting metrics that allow you to pre-empt security problems.

CybSafe is underpinned by a data-led model of human behaviour and leverages SebDB, the world’s most comprehensive security behaviour database. It’s designed for a modern workforce and a hybrid working environment.

 

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