The Human Factor in Cybersecurity

The need for human-centered cybersecurity

The human factor in cybersecurity has become the primary way for hackers to establish a foothold within critical infrastructure. The broad impact of these attacks is not only financial and reputational, but also social, and psychological.

The need for human-centered cybersecurity

How people adopt a preventive behavior?

In our whitepaper Dr. Maria Bada talks about how organizations can enhance employees’ resilience and identify key cybersecurity behaviors while establishing a holistic cybersecurity culture.

Risk realization

Risk realization

The realization that the person is at risk.

Expectations from behavior change

Expectations from behavior change

The expectation that behavior change will reduce this risk.

Personal capability

Personal capability

The expectation the person is capable enough to adopt preventive behavior or refrain from risky behavior.

Stop considering employees as the weakest link

Employees are often considered the weakest link when organizations estimate their cybersecurity risk. However, shifting the focus to employees’ approaches that can be “part of the solution” rather than “the problem” affects organizations positively and builds resilience within them.

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Download the free whitepaper and establish good cybersecurity culture

Support employees continuously on their journey of becoming part of the cybersecurity culture within the company. That can be done in various ways, including by providing adequate technological support, education, and awareness training.

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Download free whitepaper

Free research paper on the need for human-centered cybersecurity awareness training

Free research paper on the need for human-centered cybersecurity awareness training

Also in this series Stakeholder Analysis: Motives, Needs and Drivers for Security Awareness Training

The 2nd whitepaper presents the findings of a stakeholder analysis with over 160 participants presenting their opinions and experience on the status of cybersecurity training in modern work environments Learn more

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New whitepaper The human side of cybersecurity — Human Risk Assessment

Our Part 3 whitepaper explains the methodology behind the Human Risk Assessment, AwareGO’s innovative new solution for creating a resilient and educated workforce. Learn more

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