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Einstein and Security Awareness
Confession: For six years, I told every middle school student who attended my math class that I was dating dear Albert Einstein (aka Albie). It’s true. There he was, the very embodiment of my love of math, immortalized in a 3’ x 5’ poster with his disheveled hair, wide eyes and Gene Simmons-like tongue sticking out, hanging on the back wall. My students thought I was crazy.
What’s not crazy, is how impactful this wonderful math can be when planning, building and running a security awareness training program that engages your end-users and produces the outcomes you are seeking. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and a great time to take a deeper look at the awareness in your organization. Let’s see how you can use metrics to improve your security awareness training program.
Correlations are a topic that you likely learned in middle school, whether you remember it or not. Since it was a while ago, here’s a refresher. A correlation is defined as a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things – where the trend points to a distinct affect one set has on another.
See, that was painless, right?
As technologies, cyber threats, workforce characteristics and operational landscapes evolve, so must the solutions to address them. As such, security awareness programs should be data-driven. They should be agile, dynamic and undergo on-going analysis to ensure they are purposeful in addressing end-user behaviors and not simply arbitrarily checking a box.
The emergence of actionable insights comes from the analysis of applicable data sets and their correlations. In a security awareness program, applicable data sets may include: survey results, course completions, policy acknowledgments, lunch and learn attendance and incident reporting metrics.
Consider this Scenario:
Security awareness programs are designed to educate end-users about cyber threats and what to do when they see them. If you’re looking for a real ROI, dive into the data. Allocate resources where your end-users need them. And if anyone questions you, stick out your tongue like my dear Albie and show them the math.
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