5 episodes

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.

Friendly Fire: Mitigating Unintentional Insider Risk Elevate Security

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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.

    Brent Deterding On CISO Leadership And Calculating Risks

    Brent Deterding On CISO Leadership And Calculating Risks

    Being a CISO requires you to be the team's incident commander. You need to be willing to tackle problems and risks with good leadership. Users are looking up to you to help solve problems effectively. You need to guide these people so they won't get compromised.

    Join us as we talk to Brent Deterding about what it takes to engage your people as a CISO leader. Brent is an Executive CISO whose mission is to enable Afni and its global workforce to support their clients securely and confidently. Learn how to make your users the frontline of the company. Discover how to properly calculate risks to get the most bang for your buck. Finally, find out why cybersecurity is so important, especially in this time and age.

    • 35 min
    People-Centric Approach To Cybersecurity Culture With Jessica Barker

    People-Centric Approach To Cybersecurity Culture With Jessica Barker

    Companies need to put more effort into empowering their people when it comes to creating a cybersecurity culture. This is what’s called the people-centric approach to cybersecurity culture. When someone comes forward because they clicked a malicious link, reward them. Don't punish them because then they will keep quiet about what they're doing. Humans are at the highest risk when it comes to cyber-attacks, so you need to enable your people. Join Matt Stephenson as he talks to the co-CEO and co-founder at Cygenta, Jessica Barker about having a people-centric approach to your security culture. Jessica and her team at Cygenta look at security culture in terms of perceptions, values, awareness, and behavior. Learn how to apply that to your organization and start treating your people, not as the weakest links, but as the number one attack factor.

    • 36 min
    Prioritizing Security in Healthcare With Eddie Borrero

    Prioritizing Security in Healthcare With Eddie Borrero

    There is a looming threat in the healthcare industry today: ransomware. Eddie Borrero, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Shield of California, advocates that companies must start prioritizing security to ensure the safety of businesses and, most importantly, people whose lives are on the line when systems go down. In today's episode, Matt Stephenson chats with Eddie to discuss the impact of not having the proper safety measures in place within your system. Technological advances and significant changes towards digitization of healthcare services offer conveniences and cost-cutting benefits, but leaders must also back these innovations with security. Tune in to learn more about what you can do to help mitigate these risks and how Blue Shield's example can help.

    • 32 min
    Finding Unwitting Vectors Of Internal Risk With Wade Baker

    Finding Unwitting Vectors Of Internal Risk With Wade Baker

    A lot of people think that insider threats are always malicious, but most of the time, they are unwitting vectors of risk. Join Harris Schwartz as he talks to Co-Founder of the Cyentia Institute, Wade Baker, about his research on internal risks. Discover how much of it comes from human risks like email phishing or downloading malware. Learn how they try to curb people away from doing these risky events. Finally, find out Wade’s thoughts on business continuity and disaster recovery function. 

    • 16 min
    How To Protect Your Business And Counter Human Risk In Cybersecurity With Mark Sangster

    How To Protect Your Business And Counter Human Risk In Cybersecurity With Mark Sangster

    When it comes to cybersecurity and protection, it's easy to blame the individual. But what are more effective methods to counter human risk? Joining Harris Schwartz for this episode is Mark Sangster. Mark is the Chief of Strategy for Adlumin. He is also an award-winning speaker and the author of No Safe Harbor: The Inside Truth About Cybercrime and How to Protect Your Business. Mark talks about the biggest security concerns for businesses and the challenges surrounding them, emphasizing the executive perspective on dealing with such issues. He also discusses solutions that encompass the process and the culture of the organization. Cyber security isn't just a concern for security leaders. It's important to create that understanding with executive leaders and down to every employee in the organization. Stay tuned for more of his insights and tips to protect your business better.

    • 18 min

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