Book Review: “Build a Security Culture”

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 15, 2015 05:02 pm PST

Human behaviour is complex and inconsistent, making it a rich hunting ground for would-be hackers and a significant risk to the security of your organisation. An effective way to address the risk of these attacks is to create a culture of security. Using psychology of group behaviour and explaining how and why people follow social and cultural norms, Kai Roer highlights the underlying cause for many successful and easily preventable attacks.

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Protecting your organisation by building a security-minded culture

“With this book, Kai Roer has taken his many years of cyber experience and provided those with a vested interest in cyber security a firm basis on which to build an effective cyber security training programme. “
Dr. Jane LeClair Chief Operating Officer National Cybersecurity Institute, Washington, D.C.

An effective framework for behavioural security

In this book, Kai presents his Security Culture Framework and addresses the human and cultural factors in organisational security. Using clear, everyday examples and analogies to reveal social and cultural triggers that drive human behaviour, he explains how to manage these threats by implementing an effective framework for an organisational culture, ensuring that your organisation is set up to repel malicious intrusions and threats based on common human vulnerabilities.

Topics covered include: What is security culture? The Elements of security culture. How does security culture relate to security awareness? Asking for help raises your chances of success. The psychology of groups and how to use it to your benefit. Measuring culture and building security culture.

About the author

Kai Roer is a management and security consultant and trainer with extensive international experience from more than 30 countries around the world. He is a guest lecturer at several universities, and the founder of The Roer Group, a European management consulting group focusing on security culture. Kai has authored a number of books on leadership and cybersecurity, and has been published extensively in print and online, and has appeared on radio, television and featured in printed media. He is a columnist at Help Net Security and is the Cloud Security Alliance Norway Chapter President since 2012. Kai is a passionate public speaker who engages his audience with his entertaining style and deep topic knowledge of human behaviours, psychology and cybersecurity. He is a Fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute and runs a blog on information security and culture ( Kai is the host of Security Culture TV, a monthly video and podcast.