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The Security Awareness Trap Elevate Security
  In my former life as a CISO and security executive, I really disliked the phrase “security awareness”. I’m close to saying I hated it and I don’t think I’m alone.   I’m not entirely sure where it stems from, but I’d guess it’s a combination of a) the bad taste in my mouth from...
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Here’s the conundrum most CISOs face: despite hours and hours of training, most employees still don’t know how to avoid today’s security threats. In an age of increasingly dangerous attacks, the million-dollar question is — how can you transform your team into real security advocates if training doesn’t work? Our mission is to change the...
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Building Great Teams As a small startup, recruiting and building a great team is the most important thing you’ll do. It’s also one of the most difficult. I’m competing with Facebook, Google, and other companies for the best talent in the world every day. I’ve got pamplemousse La Croix in the fridge, but no Michelin star chefs, office...
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The one good thing about your current security training? 😴 + 💤 + 😪 = 👍 Yes, through significant scientific research, I’ve identified a direct correlation between the length of standard security training and coma inducing slumber. I suspect you’ll concur; it’s a breakthrough in the research of hypersomnia. Figure 1: Deeply researched anecdotal data...
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I’m often asked by CISOs how much security training is enough for employees? How many hours and how many modules of security training should we be giving them? These are not the right questions to ask. It’s the equivalent of asking how much should I be exercising. The answer depends entirely on what you are...
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At first glance, I’m an odd person to co-found a security startup focused on people. I’ve led really technical security teams at Microsoft and Salesforce that produced cutting edge innovations and technical research. Many of my team members are now running their own security startups or they’re key technical staff at companies like Facebook, Google,...
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