Martin Luther King said ‘I have a dream’, not ‘I have a plan’
– Simon Sinek
Engaging end users using marketing, psychology and safety theory.
About Geordie Stewart
His award winning masters thesis at the Royal Holloway Information Security Group examined information security awareness from a fresh perspective as a marketing and communications challenge. In his regular speaking appearances at international information security conferences such as RSA, ISACA and ISSA he challenges conventional thinking on risk culture and communication.
In addition to senior security management roles in large UK organisations Geordie writes the security awareness column for the ISSA international journal.
When people use their work email addresses to register for external websites it causes a security risk because so many people reuse the same password for all their accounts. When an external account is breached and the password is disclosed it means that our internal systems could be at risk as well as other external…Details
What a year for cyber security in the news. It started with president Trump appointing ex New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani as US Cyber Security Czar. On one hand the appointment of a czar should please Trump’s Russian handlers. On the other hand, while Giuliani is well known for his expertise in locker room talk,…Details
We’re struggling to manage cyber security risk. Partly it’s because attackers are more agile than defenders. But it’s also because we struggle to get accurate information to make good risk management decisions. To make good risk management decisions we need to understand who the threat actors are, their capabilities, how likely it is that we…Details
It’s been a huge year for information security in the public eye. Security was constantly in the news and has popped up in ways we never expected. Who could have guessed that phishing attacks and a private email server would help derail a US presidential campaign? We had Apple vs the FBI. Much like the…Details
There’s an on-going battle to influence public opinion about the balance between privacy and surveillance. Law enforcement officials tell us we’re in danger. Security experts offer commentary. A movie is coming out about Snowden. Some participants in the debate are trying to help inform the public. Others are polluting the debate by cynically exploiting people’s…Details
This month I caught up with Lance Spitzner, Director of SANS Securing The Human. Lance has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness and training. He invented the concept of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project and has published three security books. Lance has worked and consulted in over 25 countries and helped more than 350 organizations plan, maintain…Details