Let’s start with a provocative statement: standard security awareness campaigns do very little to change how people act.
The reason for this is simple: the analytical and scientific rigor that underpins most approaches to computer systems has historically not been extended to the human aspects of information security – i.e. your employees.
Treat the mind like any other operating system
Our industry has been enormously successful when it comes to technological security, but the factors that affect how employees think and behave have generally been neglected. Yet recent advances in the science of human behavior and decision-making mean that we can examine this vital area in a systematized manner – treating the mind like any other operating system.
A new approach, underpinned by behavioral science
So we have devised a new approach: a synthesis of attitude-change psychology with a cutting-edge behavioral science perspective on the unconscious workings of the human mind.
We believe that behavioral science is key to appreciating:
- Why there is a meaningful gap between security knowledge and security behavior;
- Why this gap has little to do with ability or intelligence, and;
- What we can do about it.
Measurably improve employee security culture
By focusing our attention on the science, we aim to equip cybersecurity professionals with a psychological vocabulary with which to discuss security behavior change, enabling them to express concerns and suggest improvements with even greater authority. The science of behavior is one of the key tools in an arsenal that allows us to measurably improve employee security culture for our clients.
Download our whitepaper – Hacking the Mind: A Psychological Approach to the Human Aspects of Information Security and discover:
- Our framework for embedding security awareness into your employees’ mindset;
- The behavioral science that underpins our approach, and;
- How the security industry can work in a way that fits with the realities of its consumers.