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May 24th 2017
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Would you consider a cyber security certification for your business?

Yes, it's a potential USP, you can't put a price on that
No, it's not worth the time investment
Yes, provided it was cost proportionate to my size of business
No, they're too expensive
Yes, it demonstrates my commitment to the security of the data I hold

Blog Post: CyberUK 2017: People - The Strongest Link

February 28th 2017
If you're coming to CyberUK 2017 - and if you haven't booked yet and you're in the Strategy and Industry sectors, there's still time - one of the first things you'll see there is me, up on the main stage. I'm going to be talking about my team's latest-and-most-exciting piece of work, which is called 'People: The Strongest Link'.

We're all familiar with the idea of people - particularly end users - being the weakest link in security. While I can see where the notion comes from, I think it's unfair and unhelpful. I argue that treating people this way actually undermines good security. During my plenary speech I'll be talking about why:

we must treat security as a complex sociotechnical system, in which people are a crucial component
users can actually be the strongest link in security, but only if we let them, because...
...security needs to work for people, or it doesn't work at all

See the full blog at the NCSC Site: