The Human Firewall

Five Critical Concepts for Cultivating a Cyber Security Culture


DATE   :
Friday, 4 January, 2019 @ 08.30 am to 12.30 pm

President Room @ Royal Selangor Club 1, Jalan Raja, City Centre, 52100 Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Thomas Schlienger, Dipl-Inform., is founder and CEO of TreeSolution Consulting. He has specialised in the subject of Cyber Security Culture, in particular on the questions of sustainability and measuring of Security Awareness. Since 2002 he has dealt with this subject, at first during his academic career, since 2005 with his own company. He has studied Business Informatics at the University of Zurich and has written his doctoral thesis about Information Security Culture at the University of Fribourg. Thomas Schlienger is an author of numerous professional and scientific publications, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and lecturer at the Bern University of Applied Sciences.

The Human Firewall

Five Critical Concepts for Cultivating a Cyber Security Culture

Cyber threats are existential to all organisations whose business relies on IT and networked communications, but the management of most organisations has to date seen the problem as a technical one, and handed it to technical specialists to manage. But organisational leaders need to take an active role to ensure that the security behaviour staff are asked for is doable in the context of the business. A circular, ongoing process will be presented, that seeks to maintain awareness of an organisations’ security stance and the human aspects that contribute to that stance, followed by in-depth analysis of why vulnerabilities might exist (and re-visiting previous efforts to address them). While efforts to further understand the attitudes and beliefs of a population might be worthwhile, they should be linked closely to an analysis that leads to tailored campaigns based on identified issues. This talk will highlight critical principles, concepts and winning tactics for understanding, measuring and changing security behaviour and for cultivating a security aware organisational culture. It addresses different aspects and recommendations relevant for everybody taking care about cybersecurity in organisations, like company owners, CIOs, CISOs, security specialists and awareness raising managers.


Time Agenda
08:30 am: Registration / Breakfast
09:15 am: Welcome Address by President of MACD
09:30 am: Five Critical Concepts for Cultivating a Cyber Security Culture
10:30 am: Tea Break
10:50 am: Winning Tactics – Beyond Guidelines and BoringTrainings
11:45 am: Implications for the Board of Directors – Discussions
12:30 pm: End of Event

Registered Participants will be given a complimentary copy of:

• Checklist “The seven biggest mistakes in security awareness measurements and how to avoid them”
• Secrets of “How to achieve a real and sustainable change in behaviour”
• Special offerings for participants

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