InSecurity Podcast: Beverly Allen on Security Awareness and Best Practices

Security is not just about the technology; as the number of successful data breaches and cyberattacks continues to rise, we must ask ourselves what’s wrong with our training, education and awareness programs.

According to the 2017 SANS Security Awareness Report, 54 percent of security awareness professionals expressed that their organization is promoting awareness and behavior change, while 27 percent are simply compliance focused. Lack of resources (58 percent) and communication and employee engagement (30 percent) are the biggest challenges facing security awareness.

In this episode of the InSecurity Podcast, host Shaun Walsh is joined by special guests Beverly Allan, host of the podcast Practical Security Radio, and Dave Jordan, CISO for Arlington County, who discuss how best to deliver effective education and awareness campaigns so that individuals, organizations, and the community adopt and practice effective cybersecurity measures.

About Beverly Allen
Beverly Allen has worked in the security and technology industry for over two decades. She earned her undergraduate degree in Computer and Management Science from the University of Maryland, University College in College Park Maryland; and her Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. She holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from (ISC)2; the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certifications from ISACA.

About Dave Jordan
As CISO for Arlington County, Jordan is responsible for Information Security Strategy, Policy and Cyber Incident Emergency Operations for the County. Prior to this role, he was an Independent Product Integrity Consultant to the Board of Directors of Latatel de America, MCI, SPRINT and TeleGlobe Canada. Previously, he worked in MCI’s headquarters as Senior Manager in the Systems Integrity Technical Security Engineering division.

During his time with MCI, he founded its Systems (Read more...)

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