Security Culture

The ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society
that allows them to be free from danger or threats.

Author Archive for Kai Roer

An engaging and award winning specialist on security behaviors and security culture, I provide organizations around the world with advice on assessing, building and maintaining good security culture using the Security Culture Framework. I am working with researchers and practitioners worldwide to bring insights on human behavior from a security perspective, thus creating better products, services and organizations. Recognitions (Selection) * Ron Knode Service Award by the Cloud Security Alliance * NCI Fellow at the National Cybersecurity Institute in Washington DC * JCI ITF #132 * Amazon Bestselling Author Author/editor of the success books: * Build a Security Culture, IT-Governance 2015 * Protecting our Future (Chapter: Cybersecurity in International Perspective), Hudson Whitman 2013 * The Cloud Security Rules (Editor, author), The Roer Group 2012 * The Leaders Workbook, The Roer Group 2010

Security Culture Show #11 with Shan Lee

The Security Culture Show #11 featured Shan Lee at JustEat. Shan shared his security culture work at building a global security culture in a multinational organization. Shan will be joining the Security Culture Conference in Oslo in June 2015 to talk about his experiences of building security culture. You can watch the full episode below: Or just listen to the…

The Security Culture Conference 2015

The Security Culture Conference 2015 is fast approaching, and we would like you to join us to learn about building and maintaining security culture from some of the most competent speakers on the matter! There are limited number of seats available, so act fast! Sign up now! During the conference, you will hear J. Wolfgang Göerlich of Detriot, US, explain…

Fluffy Awareness – what to do! [Security Culture Show #9]

The first Security Culture Show of 2015, we kick off the new year with a kick to fluffy awareness – the notion that stuffed teddy-bears and cosy pillows are usable assets when building awareness. Not exactly, in this show we have Sarah Clarke visiting, discussing how awareness needs to be structured, planned and aligned with business needs. Although Kai brings out his toys, and there are some judo-ing and stick-beating, we all agree that using intrinsic motivation is better than using fear.

You can watch the full show below, or just listen to the podcast if you prefer.

The next show will be aired February 24th 2015, at 1800CET (9AM PST/noon EST/1700GMT). Remember to join us live to win a book or some other artifact!


A Recap of 2014 and Holiday Greetings! [Security Culture Show #8]


In this show, aired on Google Hangouts December 17th 2014, Mo Amin and Kai Roer spend the time to review the year of 2014, and have the Security Culture Show 2014 guests share valuable insights on security culture and awareness.

The guests appearing in this final show for the year:

  • J. Wolfgang Goerlich
  • Dr. Jane Leclair
  • Rebecca Herold (The Privacy Professor)
  • Bruce Hallas of the Analogies Project
  • Roar Thon
  • Arron Finnon
  • Geordie Steward

There are also gifts being given away to our viewers, holiday greetings and of course the Santa Mo! Tune in now – watch the video, or listen on the podcast!

We wish you all happy holidays, and see you again in 2015!

Remember to share the show with your friends, and tips us of potential guests too!

Episode 7: Privacy Challenges in Culture | The Security Culture Show

The Security Culture Show invites Rebecca Herold, the Privacy Professor to discuss how privacy is impacting security culture, and how we can handle both successfully.

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Episode 6: NCSAM with Dr. Jane LeClair | The Security Culture Show

In the October Security Culture Show, we discuss the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) as October is known to the security community.

Mo had to call in sick, so we had the excellent Arron “F1nux” Finnon of Finux Tech Whenever co-hosting and shedding some light on the show. Thanks Arron!

Our guest this month is the excellent Dr. Jane LeClair of the National Cybersecurity Institute in Washington DC. Jane shared some of the activities the NCI have to build awareness and culture.