Date: June 13, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM BST | 6:00 PM AST | 7:30 PM IST
Topic: The Role of Humans in Cybersecurity: Transforming Vulnerabilities into Strengths
Abstract: In 2022, according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 82% of data breaches involved human error. Nevertheless, the investment in remediating this threat vector has been abysmal with regard to attention, resources, and funds. Throwing more technology at the “problem” or ramping up Security Education, Training, and Awareness (SETA) programs has not helped significantly. Human factors require human interventions. This webinar focuses on the psychology of human behavior and how it can be leveraged to transition from being a problem to being the solution.
- cyberpsychology and human-centered cybersecurity
- cybersecurity advice fatigue and whether our ill-managed cybersecurity programs are to blame
- accidental insiders and their perceptions of cyber risk
- human behavior as a driver of cybersecurity assurance
Sunil Varkey, Security Professional
Bio: Sunil Varkey has over 27 years of leadership experience specializing in cybersecurity with large corporations in banking, telecom, ITES, software, and manufacturing in the Middle East, U.S., and India.
Darren Thomson, Vice-President of Product Marketing, One Identity
Bio: During his 30 years in the software industry, Darren has worked in a variety of technical and marketing leadership positions. He most recently helped CyberCube (a data and analytics provider) define solution propositions and go-to-market strategies, as it helped shape the cyber insurance marketplace. Previously, Darren served as the Field-CTO at Symantec in EMEA, where he was responsible for a team of around 200 technicians and operated as one of Symantec’s most senior evangelists in the fields of cloud, IoT, risk management, and security strategy. Darren also ran Symantec’s Marketing organization in EMEA for 2 years and has served in a variety of technical, product marketing, and product management roles at VERITAS and The Morse Group. Darren currently holds the position of Vice President of Product Marketing at One Identity, a digital identity security provider.
Darren is a published author, his latest book being Delivery Utility Computing: Business Driven IT Optimization (ISBN 0-470-01576-4). He was educated in Hertfordshire, UK, and holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Social Science as well as several IT-related qualifications, including ITIL Practitioner and Management of Risk (“MoR”) accreditations from the UK Office of Government Commerce.
Mary Aji, Consultant – Cybersecurity Marketing
Bio: Mary calls herself an “accidental marketer,” as she started her career as a software engineer and then carved a niche for herself as a tech marketer in the cybersecurity industry. Over a career spanning 20+ years, Mary has worked with a vast portfolio of cybersecurity vendors and channel partners in the EMEA region. Espousing her passion for tech and zeal for creativity, she has launched a myriad of strategic marketing campaigns and events in the MENA region for technology vendors through the channel. An award-winning channel marketing champion, an ardent cybersecurity enthusiast with a keen interest in human factors, and an aspiring cyberpsychologist, Mary is currently an independent cybersecurity marketing consultant.
*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)