Key Learning Points:
- How increasing “awareness” is not enough to affect lasting changes in compliant behavior
- How factors stemming from the workplace’s “social climate” strongly influence compliant behavior
- How social responsibility can strongly motivate compliance
Security awareness campaigns have mixed success. Improve your employees’ security-compliant behavior with 5 key aspects of human psychology. This session brings together two PhDs, one is passionate about all things infosec, and the other is passionate about what drives people’s behavior. Join us as we explore the theoretical foundations of what makes people tick and explain areas of research that have proven to be effective in driving people towards compliant behavior.
About Christophe Veltsos & Moses Langley
Christophe Veltsos is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he regularly teaches Information Security and Information Warfare classes. Beyond the classroom, Chris is very active in the security community and regularly consults in the field. His current research focuses on measuring the effectiveness of information security awareness programs.
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Moses Langley is an Assistant Professor of Biological and Cognitive Psychology at Minnesota State University where his teaching and research focuses are on human perception and memory. He is currently applying his expertise in human cognition to help make cyber security awareness campaigns more effective at producing security-compliant behavior.