Influencing security mindsets and culture

Communication, creativity and empathy are crucial in shifting from what we call a “have-to” security mindset (i.e., “I have to take this precaution because IT said so”) to a “want-to” mindset, which suggests employee buy-in to a company’s security policy beyond simply ticking off a to-do box or watching a training video. In today’s episode, Donna Gomez, Security Risk and Compliance Analyst for Johnson County Government in the State of Kansas, and Tomm Larson, Cyber Security Awareness Lead at Idaho National Laboratory, share security awareness and training strategies for putting learner experiences first, engaging employees and building your team with the right blend of talents to foster a strong security culture.

For twelve days in November, Cyber Work will be releasing a new episode every single day. In these dozen episodes, we’ll discuss career strategies, hiring best practices, team development, security awareness essentials, the importance of storytelling in cybersecurity, and answer some questions from real cybersecurity professionals and newcomers.

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