September 1, 2021

Humans Are Not the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity w/ George Finney

by Cyber Ranch

Show Notes

Allan is joined by George Finney, CSO at Southern Methodist University and author of the book Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future.

George’s mission is clear: unite the cybersecurity community through proven strategy, and help preserve and leverage the humanity within cybersecurity.

He believes that the community as a whole under-plays the human role, and he and Allan discuss potential changes to the way we view security awareness training and the role of users in general.

Key Takeaways:

00:18 Intro/Bio

01:25 George’s story

04:27 Humans are not the weakest link in cybersecurity

07:17 How habits affect security awareness

08:30 The 9 habits and forming your cybersecurity personality

14:05 How secret keepers build a community

17:30 Potential improvements to security awareness training

22:22 The origin of the nine habits

26:50 What surprises George about cybersecurity still?


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