Making Security Skills Stick – Findings from Ponemon Research

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Amy Severson, Security Innovation | Dr. Larry Ponemon, The Ponemon Institute

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As the notorious cybersecurity skills gap widens, organizations look for effective ways to up-level competency across diverse roles and abilities. However, they need help understanding whom to train, the most effective methods, and how to sustain a security culture. In this webcast, Security Innovation’s adult learning expert will put Dr. Ponemon on the “hot seat” and press for insight into key findings of his most recent research on cybersecurity training benchmarks. She’ll then discuss the power of simulation training and how organizations have used it to change security behavior. Topics include: • Training & Organizational Maturity – Adopting more best practices increases an organization’s security effectiveness score (SES). • Highest Impact Activities – Learn about realistic simulation, role-based content, and measuring ability. • Simulation Training in Business Environments – How it’s different from gamification and builds skills other modes can’t. About the Presenters: Dr. Larry Ponemon is a legend in cybersecurity and privacy research. His think-tank, The Ponemon Institute, is a frequently cited and globally recognized source for independent security analysis. Security Magazine named him one of the “Most Influential People for Security.” Dr. Ponemon has held tenured faculty positions and published numerous articles and educational books. Amy Severson, Dir. Customer Success, Security Innovation, manages a team that works closely with globally recognized brands to ensure their cybersecurity training programs are sticky, measurable, and successful. She has extensive experience up-leveling skills for thousands of Software & IT engineers at companies like Microsoft, Accenture, McKesson, Staples, Tesco, Target, and others. Amy has expertise and passion in immersion learning, and she earned her M.A. in Education & Human Development, Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University.

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