Security Awareness Design in the New Normal Age
People working in our cyber world have access to a wide range of information including sensitive personal or corporate information which increases the risk to it. One of the aspects of the protection of this data is to train the user to behave more securely. This means that every person who handles sensitive information, their own or that of other people, be aware of the risks that their use can pose as well as how to do their job in such a way as to reduce that risk.
The approach we use for that is called ‘Security awareness’ but would be more accurately described as security ‘un-awareness’ because most of the problems come where the user doesn’t know about a risk from their behaviour, or its potential impact. In these post COVID days of ‘New Normal’ working, in which staff spend more of their time working at home, organisations are still responsible for the protection of sensitive personal and corporate data. This means that it is more important than ever to create an effective security awareness communication process.
This book will primarily consider the problem of hitting that ‘Sweet Spot’ in the age of ‘New Normal' working, which means that the knowledge about secure practice is not only understood and remembered, but also reliably put into practice – even when a person is working alone. This will be informed by academic research as well as experience, both my own and learnt from my fellow professionals, and then will be used to demonstrate how ‘New Normal’ working can improve security awareness as well as challenge it.
What is Security Awareness and why should you care?
Security Awareness and protecting information through history.
The challenges of communicating about security awareness
Taking on an invisible threat
Turning ‘Behavioural Intent’ into Habitual behaviour.
The Challenges of the COVID years and the ‘New Normal’
Security Awareness programs and Mental Health in the ‘New Normal Age’
Looking back at the start of ‘New Normal’ working: a case study
Carrying the forward the loot from the hard- fought battle *
"They think it’s all over ……"