Around 95 per cent of security breaches are the direct responsibility of human error. From stolen laptops to clicking malicious links, people are creatures of habit and muscle memory, and are resistant to change in their daily lives.

To make matters worse, humans sitting on the other side of the fence are hell-bent on capitalising on these everyday weaknesses themselves, turning the cyber security landscape into one of sophisticated, digitally-supported confidence tricks, as humans try to dupe humans into parting with data, credentials and even their entire identities.

Security culture now needs to look further afield than simply relying on firewalls, or even more advanced ‘next generation’ cyber security platforms. CISOs and training teams now need to look more closely at how human beings are taught to live effective security-aware lives on a daily basis during their work – in the office, at home, or on the train.

This websem will look into the current ‘state of the nation’ of attitudes, drives and progress in cyber security training in order to build a discussion about how changes can be enacted.


Peter Gothard

Technology Analyst Incisive Media Business Technology

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Peter is a Technology Analyst at Incisive Media, carrying out CIO-level IT industry research by running end user and wider industry focus groups, producing white papers and reports, and delivering seminars and keynotes on these findings. Previously, Peter was a journalist and editor at Computing, V3 and The Inquirer for five years, specialising in big data and analytics, cloud technology, endpoint IT and government digital policy.

Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Computing

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Michael Madon

SVP & GM, Mimecast Security Awareness Products

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Michael is a senior strategy leader in cyber security and financial intelligence with over 20 years of proven track record in leading multi-discriplinary teams to develop and create value via results-oriented solutions at the intersections of business processes, people management and information technology. He possesses a TS/SCI security clearance.


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