With 75% of all security breaches being a result of humans, we need to address human behaviour to reduce this risk.
Many people believe that running a security awareness training course will mitigate this risk. Unfortunately, security awareness training and simulated phishing, whether it is run once a year to tick a compliance box or run continuously throughout the year only addresses one small section of the problem.
We need to look at how people behave and how they respond to certain circumstances, stimuli, and situations. Knowledge/awareness alone won’t change an organisations risk profile. Just because someone has knowledge doesn’t mean that they will do the right thing. What motivates people to act in certain ways? What is their perspective on security as it relates to their personal lives? If their attitude is wrong, or the corporate culture is bad then their behaviour will be in conflict with their knowledge.
A change in behaviour is the only tangible way to address this component of security risk.
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Layer 8 Security reduces the impact of cybercrime by testing and fixing the Human Firewall.
What does that really mean?
Layer 8 Security specializes in Human Security, focusing on the provision of services and solutions, to address the risks Human beings pose to Security.
People are not like technology, you can’t turn them off.
We use a Framework approach to testing, measuring, and base-lining humans to identify the issues and then begin the process to fixing issues, knowledge, behaviour, culture, attitude, and perceptions of your staff to minimize the possible impact of cybercrime.
Technology alone isn’t the answer. More than 52% of all security breaches are directly due to human error.
The business impact can be seen as corporate reputation loss, leaked intellectual property to competitors, financial loss, or even loss of customer confidence.
Many companies currently have a basic form of security awareness, phishing, some training and then some more phishing.
This won’t address the behavior. It only helps the people who may have a little knowledge gap.
The people who don’t care, won’t change their behavior.
We offer a model to enhance our customers’ current offering or to help customers get started with Security Awareness. To ensure a complete and comprehensive offering to address our client’s security risks, our services and solutions are tailor designed to address human beings, their Behaviour, Attitudes, Culture, and Knowledge.
Our Baseline allows us to undertake a Gap Analysis of your people, what they know, their average attitude towards security, how your current culture impacts their attitude and finally, their behavior and how they respond to situations. This baseline / Gap Analysis allows us to start to measure the maturity of your staff and the success of the program. To enhance this, we can provide a Complete Managed Service, removing the costs and hassles of doing it yourself.
Don’t just create awareness, change behavior and measure the change.