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.
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
This month I caught up with Angela Sasse, Professor of Human-Centred Technology in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK. She has had a huge impact on the field of usable security having worked in this field since 1996. Her background in psychology has enabled her to look at human security problems…Details
This month I caught up with Bernadette Palmer, Head of Head of Communications at The Security Company (International) which is a UK based security awareness agency. Bernadette has more than 18 years experience in communications focusing on behavioural change. How much do you think it has helped you in the security awareness field to have…Details