Insights from 22 cyber security experts – part 1

Insights from 22 cyber security experts – part 1

PeepSec, the world’s first free, online summit on the people, culture and social aspects of cyber security, took place between Monday the 11th and Friday 15th of June. 22 expert speakers offered actionable and practical advice on the most pressing issues facing the security industry today. Hundreds of cyber security professionals and enthusiasts joined us, but for those who couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed on the first three days. (By the way, you can now get immediate access to all 22 PeepSec talks by simply registering for free here.) Day One Ben Brabyn, head of the world’s most...
What actually is “the human aspect of cyber security”?

What actually is “the human aspect of cyber security”?

The definition of the human aspect of cyber security is changing. Here’s what it means in a traditional sense, as well as what it will mean in the future As today’s CISOs will know, cyber security strategies are typically sub-divided into sections on technology, processes and the human aspect of cyber security. Definitions of both technology and processes are relatively uniform. The human aspect, however, is unique. Unlike its counterparts, the human aspect of cyber security can actually mean different things to different people. The traditional definition To some – maybe even most – the...
Free virtual summit on the people, culture and social aspects of cyber security

Free virtual summit on the people, culture and social aspects of cyber security

The world’s first 100% free, 100% virtual summit focused on the people, culture and social aspects of cyber security will take place during London Tech Week 2018 Security professionals can now register for PeepSec, the world’s first 100% free, 100% virtual summit on the people, culture and social aspects of cyber security. The summit will take place between 11th-15th June 2018, as part of London Tech Week, and an expert list of cyber security professionals will each offer advice on tackling the most pressing issues facing the cyber security industry today. Confirmed speakers already include...
Introducing the Research Library: the world’s first archive of research into the human aspect of cyber security

Introducing the Research Library: the world’s first archive of research into the human aspect of cyber security

Did you know as security training frequency increases, security awareness seems to decrease? Or that messages of fear can backfire if threats never actually materialise? Or how about that people who are familiar with Facebook are in fact more likely to be scammed via Facebook? The above little-known findings all come from academic research. And each could help improve security awareness programmes. Which is why, today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the CybSafe Research Library: a new, comprehensive and growing archive of academic research into the human aspect of cyber security....
Why it sometimes makes sense to throw cyber security out the window

Why it sometimes makes sense to throw cyber security out the window

And what cyber security professionals can do to make sure it never happens When is it a good idea to commit a crime? Some say never. Some say properly adhered to laws are what allow societies to live harmoniously and prosperously. But consider something as simple as speeding. Most would likely admit that, a majority of the time, speeding is a bad idea. Certainly, if we all decided to speed all of the time, driving would become a great deal more risky. So most of the time, we adhere to speed limits. Until the expected costs and/or the expected benefits of speeding change. Deserted roads on a...
“The best way to avoid £17m fines is to stop trying to avoid £17m fines”

“The best way to avoid £17m fines is to stop trying to avoid £17m fines”

Advice for companies affected by the upcoming NIS Directive   On the 28th January, 2018, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre published guidance on the upcoming Network Information Systems (NIS) Directive, which is set to come into force on the 9th May this year. The Directive is one of the most important pieces of cyber security legislation to hit the UK yet. But in recent months, it’s largely been overshadowed by GDPR. Unlike GDPR, the NIS Directive has rarely made headlines and is far less likely to have been discussed in corporate board meetings. Over the last few days, in...