Phoughts on Phishing

Phoughts on Phishing

Have you ever wondered whether your reduced phishing susceptibility rate is really telling the full story? Or wondered why it may be low one week but spike the next? Read on to hear our thoughts on why, if not applied correctly, susceptibility rates are a lazy metric and why many Awareness and Education teams (and Boards) find themselves questioning whether they really add the value they had hoped….. Phishing susceptibility often (understandably) attracts much attention however, it can be a misleading comfort metric on its own. Phishing susceptibility A reduction in susceptibility,...
Is this why smart people fail to take cyber security seriously?

Is this why smart people fail to take cyber security seriously?

Overcoming the problems associated with domain dependence Let’s talk domains. Not web domains, but domains in life. Areas, specialisms, disciplines – call them what you want. As humans, we tend to base our worldviews on our experiences in various domains. It’s a useful skill that, for the most part, helps us navigate through life effortlessly. But it does mean that, whenever we’re unfamiliar with a given domain, it can be difficult to recognise risk. This phenomenon is called ‘domain dependence’ and it sometimes prompts us to adopt very different approaches to what is essentially the same...
E-book: The 3 biggest cyber threats facing the legal industry today

E-book: The 3 biggest cyber threats facing the legal industry today

Free resource: The 3 biggest threats facing law firms today (and how you can defend against each)   Today’s law firms store, control and process an incredible amount of data, making them vulnerable to cutting edge scams on an ongoing basis.   This free resource reveals: The 3 biggest threats facing law firms today How to spot and defend against each And the long-forgotten resource that can increase law firms’ cyber security, permanently DOWNLOAD...
Insights from 22 cyber security experts – part 2

Insights from 22 cyber security experts – part 2

PeepSec, the world’s first free, online summit on the people, culture and social aspects of cyber security, took place during London Tech Week 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. You can still get immediate access to all 22 PeepSec talks by simply registering for free here. For those who couldn’t make it, in Part 1 of this blog series, we gave you a summary of the excellent talks that took place in the first three days. (You can read all about that here)....
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...