Cybersecurity is not a technology problem; it's a people problem.

Most security problems can be combated by changing behaviors using lessons learned from psychology, neuroscience, history, and economics. To successfully improve our cybersecurity, we must get people to replace old habits with new ones.
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Well Aware Cybersecurity is A Series of Nine Habits That Should Be Mastered.

The world we live in is becoming more connected and is rapidly changing to where we need to understand what ties it all together and how we can keep it safe and secure.
Cybersecurity is a series of nine habits that should be mastered, literacy, skepticism, vigilance, secrecy, culture, diligence, community, mirroring, and deception drawn from knowledge. By implementing these habits and changing our behaviors, we can combat most security problems.
Leaders can learn to effectively harness these techniques in their businesses as well as their everyday lives.

Security is about people not technology

The Nine Cybersecurity Habits To Protect Your Future .

Security isn’t a skill or something that you’re born with. Security is a behavior, and there are nine different habits that work together to help protect you when using technology.

1. Literacy

2. Skepticism

3. Vigilance

4. Secrecy

5. Culture

6. Diligence

7. Community

8. Mirroring

9. Deception

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October 20, 2020

WELL AWARE: MASTER THE NINE CYBERSECURITY HABITS TO PROTECT YOUR FUTURE. EARLY BOOK REVIEWS

"Well Aware shows you don’t need a degree in computer science to safeguard your community. George Finney’s nine cybersecurity habits make protecting yourself online approachable for anyone.”

—Daniel H. Pink, New York Times Bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human

“George Finney has written a must-read primer for anyone who wants to protect themselves online . . . particularly for leaders who need to protect their organizations. With this book, you can learn from one of the best.”

—Robert Glazer, best-selling author of Elevate, Friday Forward, and Performance Partnerships

“George has documented an incredibly practical and holistic overview of the foundational elements of cybersecurity practice and business in general. Definitely worth the read.”

— Stuart McClure, former CEO of Cylance and author of Hacking Exposed
CISO, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, PROFESSOR, AND CONSULTANT
George Finney is a CISO, author, speaker, professor, and consultant that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. He offers education and guidance to help anyone master the nine cybersecurity habits that are fundamental to enduring success so that everyone understands, accepts, and contributes to a safe and prosperous future.
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Well Aware . Companion Guide Roadmap to Success

Take a closer look at the nine habits found in the Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future book by downloading the companion guide.

Humans are creatures of habits, and it is in this power of habits that Finney sees the opportunity to advance our learning and engagement as workers, citizens, and consumers, and to develop patterns of behaviors that will improve our security posture.
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Cybersecurity Statistics for 2020 .

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Hackers attact every 30 seconds on average 2,444 times per day

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57% Of companies experienced social engineering or phishing attacks.

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Data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first half of 2019.

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National cyber security alliance says 60% of small businesses go out of business 6 months after a breach.

COMPANIES WITH BELOW AVERAGE CULTURE RATINGS ARE 3X MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE A DATA BREACH.

Culture Eats Cybersecurity for breakfast .

One person, acting alone, can’t create a culture of security. But even a small group of people, working together can find the right fulcrum to move the biggest companies.
 
Security controls in and of themselves are not enough for protection. When groups of people form, norms are established. Sometimes, these norms are antithetical to security. In these cases, one person changing their behavior won’t change the whole company. A culture of cybersecurity embraced at all levels of a company, government, or community is needed.
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