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Transformational Security Awareness

By : Perry Carpenter
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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)

Closing Thoughts

Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Well, here we are! Thank you for coming with me on this journey. It is my sincere hope that you learned a few things along the way and that you were simultaneously fascinated by the complexities of human nature, inspired by the insights provided by other fields we've surveyed, and challenged to never settle for anything less than a transformational program.

Wondering where to go from here? I have three next steps for you.

  1. Leverage the power of community.
  2. Be a lifelong learner.
  3. Be a realistic optimist.

Let's take a minute to look at each of these recommendations.

Leverage the Power of Community

The power of community and collaboration can serve as a catalyst for your program. It becomes fuel for new ideas and continued encouragement. So...