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What Matters in Behaviour Design

1. We humans are lazy. BJ Fogg has mapped out the six elements of simplicity that account for this reality. With this new insight, we can pinpoint why many designs fail to achieve results. Simplicity matters more than motivation when it comes to influencing people. 2. Hot triggers change people. Many people would argue that information matters...
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Malware, scams and ransomware on social media

The problem with social media is that people have an inherent trust and that is what is being tapped into by those cybercriminals. People still believe that you have to click on something and download a file to be infected. This really isn’t the case anymore. There are things like drive-by-downloads, infected adverts and things...
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Is Your Security Program Going Nowhere Fast?

Today’s security threats are real, and the business risks are tangible. Yet, many organisations manage their security program in a way that does little to address these challenges over the long term. The last thing you need is to take the wrong approach to security, spend money you don’t need to spend and end up...
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How to sell cyber security to your executive team

It’s a constant battle between profitable business investments and “unprofitable” security investments to protect the current bottom-line. Despite the headlines, growth-oriented executives tend to prioritise other expenses. Despite repeated major, high-profile breaches, most cyber security teams still struggle to get sufficient funding. “After this hack, cybersecurity budgets are bound to increase.”  We’ve all thought it....
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Cyber security a shared responsibility

The ‘‘year of the hack’’ — it’s a phrase we’ve heard constantly in the media and IT industry for the past few years. Each year outweighs the previous in the number of attacks and cybersecurity incidents, with our research estimating that more than 1 percent of Australia’s GDP, or approximately $17 billion, is lost from...
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Is your social networking a cyber security risk?

Sharing the best bits about your life on social media has become a day-to-day habit for many people. But, it’s easy to forget that content shared online has a life beyond our friends’ feeds In the past few years, the news has highlighted celebrities who have had their social media accounts hacked with devastating results:...
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Employee Awareness of IT Security Threats

Employee awareness of IT security threats depends on their position, company size, and industry. Use this report to answer 5 main questions about companies’ IT security policies and employee awareness of IT security threats. In the digital economy, company data and processes become the domain of IT services. As a result, IT security and management now...
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What role does HR play in cyber security?

Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming a whole-of-business issue, including HR. Historically, cybersecurity has been primarily handled in the IT space. However, these days HR has an important seat at the table in terms of the holistic business-wide approach to addressing cyber security. If you look traditionally at where HR has played a role in cybersecurity, it has...
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