Security tool-sets are expensive to buy and expensive to run. Many security programs are fraught with technical debt, “over-ownership” or overlapped capabilities and/or being stuck in “security tool license jail”.
At the same time, investment in Human Factors such as awareness training/communications, awareness talent, security training and supporting technologies is often near the bottom of the list on spend, yet at the top of the list in terms of the most commonly exploited threat vectors in data breaches.
This session will deliver examples of how proactive investment of driving human behavior can help you spend more smartly on security technologies, driving behaviors that make a difference – helping you influence end users to be more discerning.
You’ll walk away with the tools you can use immediately to help you get the resources you need to create or improve a program that actually reduces human risks.
- Investment in Human Security can help save time and budget
- With smart design, you can influence user base to act as a safeguards rather than attack vectors
- Messaging this change in investment thinking to executives requires the language of business - Here's how you do it
- Incorporating adult learning principles and psychology into awareness elements will drive actions rather than inaction or confusion
About Tina Meeker
Tina Meeker is a cybersecurity, privacy and compliance executive with over 15 years’ experience spanning multiple industries including retail, banking, technology, medical and a fintech start-up. Throughout her career, Meeker has championed security education and results-producing security awareness campaigns at several large organizations and industry groups. She holds an MBA from Augsburg University and a bachelor’s in organizational behavior from the College of St. Scholastica. She maintains active CISSP and CIPP/US certifications.
About Chrysa Freeman
Chrysa Freeman is a cybersecurity awareness professional focusing on security awareness, training and communications (also known as security marketing). Her career includes 12 years’ experience spanning retail, technology, medical device and the startup tech industry. After working in film and television for six years, she moved to California and was an actor by night and a marketing specialist for entrepreneurs in the medical and special events industries by day. Freeman entered the information security world as a consultant for Medtronic, hired to build out their security awareness program. From there she went to Target Corporation to build a world-class security marketing program and has currently developed the security awareness program for Code42 from the ground up and where she has freedom to be more creative. Freeman holds a masters of business administration degree from St. Thomas University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Minnesota.