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Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Security Awareness Efforts
Organizations acknowledge that employees are often the weakest link, yet efforts to improve ‘user awareness’ tend to rely upon available tools and not true experience. Drawing on three decades of awareness efforts and experience improving true security behaviors, Ira Winkler will dispel many commonly held beliefs about security awareness, detailing what consistently works and what does not.

Learning Objectives:
1: Learn and apply what works consistently across hundreds of organizational awareness efforts.
2: Learn from research in other disciplines that improves awareness efforts.
3: Learn how to create a security culture that drives individual security behaviors.


Ira Winkler, CISSP, is the President of Secure Mentem and Author of Advanced Persistent Security, and the forthcoming books, You Can Stop Stupid and Security Awareness for Dummies. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and was named “The Awareness Crusader” by CSO magazine in receiving their CSO COMPASS Award. He also received the ISSA Hall of Fame award. He has designed and implemented and supported security awareness programs at organizations of all sizes, in all industries, around the world. Ira began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served in various roles as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He has since served in other positions supporting the cybersecurity programs in organizations of all sizes. Ira's new book can be preordered here:

Oct 28, 2020 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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