The Security Culture Conference 2015


The Security Culture Conference 2015

So the Security Culture conference happened! On an Island…no really…it was on an island…look…

The journey there took about twenty minutes on a ferry and a small boat to get to the island called Lille Herbern. The venue was actually a restaurant – the only one on the island.

The day began with Roar Thon’s key note – He explored what security culture is and what makes it an important tool for organizations. Roar is the Specialist Director at the Norwegian National Security Authority – You can find him on Twitter as: @Secdefence

Next up we had Wolfgang Goerlich – He looked at how to apply the Security Culture Framework to a software development team. I think Wolf was about to get he’s Bollywood groove on there. Wolf is a Cyber Security Strategist at CBI Inc, his Twitter handle is: @jwgoerlich

The second half of the morning we saw Kai explaining how you can build and maintain a security cutlure using the framework. He’s Twitter handle is: @kairoer

The final talk before lunch was by Waldo Rocha Flores who works for Ernst & Young. He’s work has a lot to do with measuring the behavioural outcomes of security culture. Waldo also held a workshop after lunch.

Lunch time!

Lunchtime convo’s and networking

Waldo’s workshop discussions – after lunch Waldo held a workshop which delved deeper in to his talk.

After the workshop we stretched our legs and got ready for the final part of the day with Shan Lee Head of Information Security for Just Eat. Shan told us about his security culture story at Just Eat, he gave us great insight into what it’s like to build a security culture within a dynamic company. You can find Shan on Twitter as: @secwaza

Turns out I was last on the list to present, I don’t like being last. Especially when you’re preceded by such quality. I spoke about how infosec needs to step out of our bubble and the need to engage and empathise with the business. I’m on Twitter as: @infosecmo

With the talks over and everybody ready to chill we headed back to the boat and on to the post conference dinner party – much fun was had here.

I was going write a long post but then I went through the pictures from the day and I think they explain it all. The first Security Culture Conference had speakers with real experience and insight and I think everyone took something useful away at the end. Yes there were a few niggles but no conference out there is ever without those – it’s how you handle things that matters. It was a small and intimate affair with great conversation and a stunning setting.

Thank you to Kai, Eli, Kristina and Lars for making us all feel welcome.

See you all at the next one…I wonder where that will be?

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