Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies

  • Date 21 Nov 2019 - Thursday

Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies

21 Nov 2019, 10:00 - 10:50

Track 6: Industry Trends & Insights

There are major forces at play attempting to exploit your weakest link – People. As networks become harder to breach, hackers are increasingly targeting staff as they provide the easiest way to bypass an organization’s security defenses.

Using sophisticated social engineering techniques, criminals can manipulate victims into performing certain actions or providing compromising information. None of us are exempt from acting like a dummy if the circumstances are right!

With increased Cyber threats and new regulations like Privacy Laws, organizations are obliged to make real efforts to improve employee behavior and mitigate these risks. What management teams are finding, is that real Cyber Security Awareness requires a change of culture across the entire organization. This is change management and we all know how difficult that can be!

Help is at hand with a practical approach to overcoming these challenges and obtaining real business benefits. The Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies is a playbook that provides best practice Cyber Security awareness tactics. It benefits from experience gained through years of staff awareness campaigns in multiple organizations.

At this presentation, we will step through the rationale behind Cyber Security awareness campaigns and why you should always keep the two objectives of risk mitigation and regulatory reporting at the center of your project.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key aspects of a Cyber Security Awareness Campaign
  • Focus on quick wins and build momentum for your awareness campaign
  • Cover compliance requirements for regulatory defense
  • What methods can be employed to engage Senior Executives and obtain support for your Cyber Security awareness campaign? 



  • Robert O'Brien




    Robert O’ Brien is the founder and CEO of MetaCompliance, a global leader in the human aspect of Cyber Security and Privacy. With more than 30 years’...



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