The Weakest Link

March 16, 2020

Summary

Humans are often deemed the “weakest link” in security, and if organizations maintain that attitude with their employees then nothing will change. An encouraging and positive company culture can turn them into the most powerful weapon. Masha Sedova, co-founder of Elevate Security, takes listeners through the ways they can foster a more people-centered security approach for better results.

"In sophisticated attacks – let's say like spear phishing, one that bypasses your entire tech stack – it takes one person to report it to your incident response team to totally throw a wrench into a sophisticated attack, So, while it does take one person to infect a network, it also only takes one person to flag something suspicious that can and does actually get past your tech stack. I do think there is a lot of hope in actually evolving our human element to be one of our layers of defense. It's never going to be perfect, but it will be a layer."

Masha Sedova

Masha Sedova is the co-founder of Elevate Security delivering the first people-centric security platform that leverages behavioral-science to transform employees into security superhumans.

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