Security Awareness Doesn't Have to Be a Waste of Time

Wednesday, May 15 | 3:30PM–4:30PM CT | Zurich Ballroom BC, First Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Some say security awareness is a waste of time because you can't fix stupid. They are wrong. Your community isn't stupid, and even if they were, isn't "fixing stupid" what education is all about? In this session, we will move beyond compliance and start reducing risk with the help of your colleagues through behavioral science. If you're a skeptic, see how we reduce risk and measure the results. If you're a practitioner, learn about our strategy, learn tactics for any budget, ask questions, and share your experiences.

Outcomes: Choose measurable awareness goals that will reduce risk * Incorporate behavioral science into your awareness activities * Demonstrate the value of your time and money spent on awareness


  • Micah Nelson

    Information Security Awareness Officer, Harvard University

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    Updated on 11/19/2022