Security Culture

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

Understanding your audience: Using Personas

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Image from Georgie Steward.

Image from Geordie Stewart.

When you want your employees to understand your security awareness message, it is a good idea to make your message resonate with them. One step on that road is to realize that

…most employees are not like you, and dont really care much for security…

Realizing this is a first step to understand that most employees have other focuses, hobbies, interests, tasks and personality type than you and your security team. Analyzing your target audience is an important step towards understanding how employees are different, and how you can adapt the security message to resonate with them.

One tool you can use to better understand other people, and as such, your colleagues, is Personas. Geordie Stewart wrote a nice summary and some ideas on how to use Personas in your awareness work.

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Kai Roer

Creator of the Security Culture Framework at CLTRe
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
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