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About Us

Meet our team

Robert De Haan

Robert started his career as a security engineer working on cryptography systems for the Australian and United States governments. Robert has served as the Head of the eSecurity Cluster within Queensland Government and then as Chairman of the Board for E-Net Ltd focused on Information Technology, the Arts, innovation and Security for the Queensland industry sector. He has been focusing on increasing cybersecurity awareness by looking at the human factor, not just IT and computer systems.

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Jesse De Haan
Managing Director

Along with his father, Robert de Haan, Jesse founded Layer 8 Security, a Security enterprise that is quickly becoming a world leader in innovation and creativity.
With Jesse’s expertise is in the Field of Security Awareness and human behaviour, this allows the company to branch into areas that are previously untapped. Jesse developed many of the tools and advanced analytics that are used today in addressing the company’s speciality in Security Behaviour Programs.

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Layer 8 Security has developed Australia’s first fully measurable Security Behaviour Framework

Layer 8 Security offers a complete suite of security awareness solutions that leverage progressive training techniques to effectively improve human response against cyber-attacks.

At Layer 8 Security, we believe that to be effective, training should leverage proven principles and it should be delivered continuously throughout the year. Unfortunately, much of the training delivered today consists of videos and PowerPoint presentations delivered once a year.

Board members, senior executive staff, Information security officers and risk managers should shift to a continuous, cyclical training approach, which offers measurable benefits.

Though we believe that PowerPoint presentations and videos can be informational, our experience has shown that they are seldom educational. These types of media can successfully inform end users of dangers, but they are not engaging or inspiring enough to bridge the gap between awareness and understanding.

Interactive training methods help users absorb and appropriately recall the knowledge and tactics necessary to be aware of the tactics used by cyber criminals and then subsequently, avoid attack.

We know the value of a balanced, thoughtful approach that draws on proven principles. That’s why our framework, which employs a cyclical model of assessment, education, reinforcement, and measurement, has helped our customers change behaviours within their organizations and reduce the effects from cyber criminals, malware infections and successful phishing attacks by up to 90%.

We are not advocating removing security technologies, but a true Defence in Depth approach requires all facets of the organization to be working together to address cyber security.