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Partnering With ENISA - #SecAwareSummit

DariaEditor's Note: Daria Catalui leads the security awareness outreach program at ENISA. She is one of the speakers for the upcoming EU Security Awareness Summit in London on 10 July. Below she discusses what her talk will be on and what you will learn from it.

Hello,

I am a passionate advocate of eEducation so you can safely assume that I will speak about it at the summit, naturally! At ENISA, the EU's cybersecurity agency we are part of the coalition to enhance e-skills adoption in the EU. We tackle Network and Information Security topics and we believe in a more secure digital environment. For example, I am going to speak about our brokerage work

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New Approach to Security Behaviour - #SecAwareSummit

Angela Sasse_06Editor's Note:M. Angela Sasse is the Professor of Human-Centred Technology and Head of Information Security Research in the Department of Computer Science at UCL. She is one of the speakers for the upcoming EU Security Awareness Summit in London on 10 July. Below she discusses what her talk will be on and what you can learn from it.

This is the 'cat among pigeons' talk of the security awareness summit: I am going to argue that most security awareness we currently do is misguided. Far too often, we are telling staff to follow security rules that put them in conflict with their main work goals and productivity.

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Marketable, Meaningful Metrics Lockheeds Phishing Ongoing Success Story - #SecAwareSummit

Cheryl_Headshot1Editor's Notes: Cheryl Conley is head of Lockheed Martin's Security Education and Awareness team. Lockheed is one of the most targeted (and phished) organizations in the world. Cheryl is one of the speakers for the upcoming EU Security Awareness Summit in London on 10 July. Below she discusses what her talk will be on and what you can learn from it.

During this interactive presentation "Marketable, Meaningful Metrics", Cheryl will provide an overview of Lockheed's Ongoing Phishing Success Story. Cheryl's team has been leading their organisation's phishing program for over 5 years, utilizing

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Behaviors First, Then Culture

STH-Image-SecurityAwarenessMaturityModel-TextI'm beginning to notice a trend within the world of security awareness, different groups of people talking about changing behaviors vs. changing culture. Some people talk as if they are separate projectsor even separate goals. While they are different, they are very much related.

Behaviors are the actions or manners of individuals within an environment. To learn more about behavior and changing behaviors I highly recommend the BJ Fogg Behavior Model. Culture is a bit more squishy, it is the attitudes, beliefs and behavioral norms of a group. So which one is more important,

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May OUCH! - Securing the Cyber Generation Gap

OUCH-201505Led by the illustrious Guest Editor Brian Honan, we are excited to announce the May edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter. This month we focus on Securing the Cyber Generation Gap. Not everyone grew up using computers, nor does everyone live and breath for technology and being online. For many people technology (and securely using it) is both confusing and intimidating. As such, we put together this guide on how you can help such family members. As always, we encourage you to download and share OUCH! with others, to include using it as part of your security awareness program. You can always find the latest version in over twenty languages at

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