Heighten your organisation’s risk awareness at the SANS Security Awareness summit

Raise your security expertise to a new level

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Promo Information security training specialist SANS promises that its fourth European Security Awareness Summit will be its biggest yet.

The two day event takes place 28-29 November at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London and will be filled with talks, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities, as well as SANS security courses.

The aim is to provide lessons that security awareness professionals, compliance officers and engineers can take back and apply right away in their own organisations.

Next to the wide variety of educational keynotes, the Summit also offers:

  • Video Wars: Watch the different training videos organisations have created and hear from them how they created the videos, what worked and did not work, and why.
  • Show-n-Tell booths: This is a great opportunity to learn how organisations made their security awareness training materials, which ones were the most effective and why.
  • Interactive Workshops: In addition to industry leading talks you can attend several hands-on workshops where you actually plan and build elements of your awareness program. From phishing assessments and ambassador programs to planning your own escape room, these highly interactive sessions are often the most popular of the summit.

The schedule of talks at the event includes the following:

  • Information security human risk assessment: Discover the findings of a human behaviour risk assessment based on a survey of more than 7,000 users.
  • Measuring behavioural change: A presentation based on a recent security culture study at global law firm Pinsent Masons.
  • Wait, did I just learn something?: How to deliver security training and best practices through engaging, interactive methods.
  • Leveraging your security operations centre (SOC): Security awareness professionals can tap into their SOC to understand who are their top risk groups and the risks they represent. What questions should you should be asking your SOC?
  • Gaining leadership support: Initial insights from a new project funded by the UK National Cyber Security Centre and Lloyds Register Foundation working to understand how we should present security awareness information to decision-makers.
  • Once upon a time: The usual response to human error is to blame and train those who make mistakes. Is this the best approach? Could the story of Henry Killick, a weary railway signalman signing on for his shift in 1861, teach us something?
  • Tripping upwards: mistakes I've made: We celebrate our successes but are less inclined to tell each other where we've gone wrong. Louise Cockburn, information security culture manager at Old Mutual Wealth/Quilter, shares her mistakes and what she has learned from them.
  • Managing your managers: How to keep your security awareness career on course through a series of different managers.

You can also attend a workshop on how Open Source Intelligence features in awareness programmes, and win a chance to show your own video in the event’s security awareness video wars.

Read more and sign up here.




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