The Human Side of Security: Creating a Cyber-Aware Workforce
Adlumin was a Corporate Sponsor of Government Technology and e.Republic’s Virtual Conversation, “The Human Side of Security: Creating a Cyber-Aware Workforce.”
Date: February 28, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM EST
- Glenn R. Marchi, Ph.D., Commissioner, Office of Central and Information Services for Dutchess County Government
- Ray Yepes, Chief Information Security Officer, Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Colorado
- Deb Snyder — Moderator, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government
e.Republic and Government Technology’s Virtual Conversation asks, “What if your organization’s most significant vulnerability could be transformed into its greatest cybersecurity asset?” A workforce that is well-versed in cybersecurity can serve as the initial line of defense against phishing attacks and ransomware schemes, as well as identify abnormalities that could indicate early warning signs of network breaches or system infiltration. At the very least, properly trained employees will refrain from jotting down passwords on sticky notes affixed to their computer screens.
This discussion delves into pragmatic approaches for enhancing security awareness and fostering a security-centric culture within government entities. The panel explores the fundamental elements that should be incorporated into security training programs, including how frequently training courses should be conducted, how to create engaging sessions and other critical components. They also share effective management strategies for incentivizing sound security practices and holding staff accountable for jeopardizing actions. Additionally, this session explores technology solutions that can secure end-user devices and safeguard employees against common cyber attack vectors.