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Transformational Security Awareness

By : Perry Carpenter
Book Image

Transformational Security Awareness

By: Perry Carpenter

Overview of this book

When all other processes, controls, and technologies fail, humans are your last line of defense. But, how can you prepare them? Transformational Security Awareness empowers security leaders with the information and resources they need to assemble and deliver effective world-class security awareness programs that drive secure behaviors and culture change. If your organization is stuck in a security awareness rut and is using the same ineffective strategies, materials, and information that might check a compliance box but still leaves your organization wide open to phishing, social engineering, and security-related employee mistakes, then you need this book. Author Perry Carpenter weaves together insights and best practices from experts in communication, persuasion, psychology, behavioral economics, organizational culture management, employee engagement, and storytelling to create a multidisciplinary masterpiece that transcends traditional security education and sets you on the path to make a lasting impact in your organization.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Living Your Awareness Program Through the Eyes and Lives of Your Audience

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, there was a well-known public service announcement that asked: “It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your kids are?”1,2 That's an important question. And it's simple enough to answer: a simple yes or no. An answer of yes implies that your kids are safe and that they are good kids. But, a no response had two implications: if you don't know where your kids are, then 1) they are likely in danger or 2) they may be participating in, well, unsavory activities.

I've got a similar question for you: It's 2 p.m. Do you know where your users...