"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

Posting date:11 Jun 2019

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Is it time we stop applying the same rule to our Cyber Security?

As a society we are obsessed with materialisms. Be it new cars, talking technology or even television series we are fascinated by our ability to see and as a result, we are incredibly talented at ignoring the things that aren’t visible.

We can apply this theory to Mental Health for instance. We are witnessing a huge shift in the way we deal with our wellbeing, moving our focus away from physical health and focusing on important conversations about anxiety, depression, loneliness and psychosis which have been traditionally seen as taboos but isn’t it time we applied the same rule of thumb to our online security?

We are so accustomed to throwing physical precautions at problems. Anti-biotics, anti-depressants, manpower and restraints. We have rehearsed the routine with mental health for decades and we are doing the same thing to our security. Why do we think as a society that a fist will do more harm than a hacker?

It’s time to start looking at education. Become proactive as a society rather than reacting to the latest hack and hope for the best. It’s time to re-train your workforce and re-wire your own understanding of Cyber Security and to help you find out where to begin I have created a white paper focused on Cyber Security with a focus on how HR and Cyber Teams can work together to train the workforce and counteract the human element involved in data breaches. 

To request a copy of the paper please get in touch and in the meantime, join the conversation – is it time we stop ignoring the problems we can’t see?

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