COVID-19 , Governance & Risk Management , Remote Workforce

Cybersecurity Education for the Remote Workforce

The Need for 'Short, Sharp Bursts' of Compelling Messages
Vicki Gavin, cyber education consultant, Cyber Rescue Alliance

In the current work-at-home environment, keeping the workforce educated about critical cybersecurity practices requires “short, sharp bursts of education” that offer compelling messages, says Vicki Gavin, a former CISO who now serves as a cyber education consultant.

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“The challenge I would issue to the security teams is to think about how you can be at least as engaging as a cybercriminal, because they send a [phishing] email to your people and they respond to it,” she says. “So how can you match that level of engagement?”

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Gavin discusses:

  • The cyberthreats to remote workers;
  • Why awareness and training efforts are more important than ever;
  • The challenges of educating the newly remote workforce.

Gavin is “The Cyber Coach” for The Cyber Rescue Alliance, a management consultancy that helps organizations recover from breaches. She’s the former chairperson of the Women's Security Society. She formerly served in leadership roles, including CISO, at Artemis Fund Management, Kensington Mortgages, The Economist, Barclaycard, Barclays Bank, Barclays Capital, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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