Recent studies show that 82% of cyber incidents result from unintended human behavior. Further, the errant behavior of only 5% of all users creates most of this risk. This is pretty alarming, and yet no one is talking about it. Modifying the behavior of these few individuals can have a force multiplier effect on reducing overall enterprise cyber risks.
Welcome to Friendly Fire: Mitigating Unintentional User Risk. Where we explore Human Risk, to raise awareness across the industry, and stimulate discussion on how we can create a security culture that better protects all of us, emphasizes personal responsibility, and focuses on enterprise-wide behavior change.
Research now clearly proves that 85% of cyber incidents are caused by errant human behavior. Organizations need better tools and approaches to manage and mitigate the risk of their own users unintentionally aiding attackers. Tune in to enlightening discussions with CISOs, cybersecurity experts, and technologists. They share what they are doing to address these unintentional user risks. Answer the most important questions surrounding this problem: how can we fix this? How can we use data to change people’s behavior? Do we truly understand the overall impact? How can it worsen your operations? It's time you got answers.
This show provides you with hope by examining solutions that many professionals have already tried and tested. Hear about the times they failed, so you can learn the lessons they discovered during their most challenging moments. One episode at a time, raise the dialogue about this matter by exploring unique perspectives of various professionals across different industries.
Regardless of where you are in your cybersecurity journey, you have a role in mitigating these unintended risks. Solving this problem does not only fall to the hands of CISOs of large enterprises. Researchers, digital security personnel, and everyone with a knack for technology must come together and develop possible solutions. These risks can be hard to minimize or eliminate all by yourself. But when doing it as a community, the task becomes more manageable. This podcast is everyone’s first step towards a strong collective effort to make a true change in the digital landscape.
Can you identify the small number of users creating risk for the entire organization? Can you provide them with tools and information to improve their security performance? Can you reach them contextually, when they are most likely to respond to behavior modification? Can you control repeat offenders and intransigents without stymying the entire organization? What about contractors and other affiliated organizations?
Elevate Security is here to shine a light on the unseen problem. If you can correct these unintentional risks, the digital landscape can become safer and more secure for industry leaders, developers, and end-users alike.
Let’s finally solve this persistent cybersecurity problem once and for all. Listen to Friendly Fire: Mitigating Unintentional User Risk at https://elevatesecurity.com/friendlyfire.
The View From The Trenches: The Role Of Leaders And Human Resources In Human Risk Management Kristina Belnap Of HealthEquity
Security awareness training is not enough to protect ourselves from cyber risks. But how can we control these risks? Today, Kristina Belnap, the SVP and CISO of HealthEquity, brings the role of human resources in bringing human risk management into the organization. Educating everyone on AI and bringing awareness into the space are keys to protecting information and securing our environments. Kristina provides some great insights on mitigating risk here on the Friendly Fire Podcast!
The Theoretical Floor And The Importance Of Resilience With Allison Miller Of Cartomancy Labs
Cybersecurity is a high-stakes card game, and sometimes, it's not about winning every hand but mastering the game as a whole. In this episode, we welcome Allison Miller of Cartomancy Labs for an illuminating discussion on "The Theoretical Floor" and why resilience is the secret sauce to defending against modern cyber threats. She expounds on the world of human risk, shedding light on how we can redefine our understanding of cybersecurity and fraud prevention. Allison explores the concept of "The Theoretical Floor" and why sometimes, perfection isn't the goal. She describes it as a card game, where we need to think not just about that one hand but the entire game if we're going to win against the bad actors in cyberspace. Join us as we dissect the challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals, the evolving trends in the industry, and how we can better protect ourselves, both as individuals and as organizations.
Understanding Human And API Security With Karl Mattson
For an API security platform to succeed in today’s fast-paced society, it must be widely familiar with the current trends of the digital world and keep its most skilled people for a long time. Tyler Shields sits down with Karl Mattson, CISO at Noname, to discuss these two vital factors. Karl explains how they approach cybersecurity as an up-to-date organization, the best way to keep up with APIs growing rapidly, and how not to acquire so many unnecessary cybersecurity tools in a constantly expanding team. Karl also talks about Noname’s high employee retention rate, emphasizing why it is important in navigating cybersecurity’s long list of risks.
Dissecting The Human Issues In Product Security With Joern Freydank
Product security has greatly changed over time. How does human contribute to the changes going on? In this episode, Joern Freydank, a Lead Cyber (Application) Security Engineer, dissects the human issues in product security. He emphasizes the value of humans in providing a higher level of order intelligence operating the systems. Joern also shares the key component of the anti-patterns and discusses how threat modeling works in the modern era. There is so much to unpack in today’s episode. Tune in now!
Securing Digital Health: A Journey Into Healthcare Cybersecurity With Esmond Kane
We should embrace the human side of cybersecurity, where knowledge and vigilance become our most potent weapons in the age of digital health. In this episode, Esmond Kane, a CISO at a leading healthcare organization, sheds light on the critical role of human risk management in safeguarding our digital lives. He emphasizes that no matter the technological advancement, the human touch will always be among our most potent weapons against threats. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and together, we can forge a safer digital future. Tune in now and learn more about cybersecurity in healthcare!
Navigating The Intersecting Worlds Of Cyber Security Threats, AI, And Government Policy With Mark Weatherford
As technology advances, so does the threat posed in cyberspace. In this episode, Mark Weatherford, the SVP and Chief Security Officer at AlertEnterprise, navigates us through cyberspace and how AI and Government Policy impact change in cybersecurity threats. There is a monumental shift in positioning, treating, and regulating CISOs within the company, and generative AI has contributed much to the continuous change in the security environment. Mark shares his insights on how we can surf through this change. Learn more from Mark as you tune in to this conversation.