Training Future Digital Security Leaders

This presentation will explore nine key cybersecurity habits, and how you can use those habits to focus on changing behaviors in your security training.
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Accent Distributing, Berk-Tek, Dataminr, and HID Global
Presented by George Finney

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the necessarily skills to train security as a habit
  2. Recognize the impact of culture to cybersecurity and discover techniques to create a culture of cybersecurity
  3. Explain how to adopt a coaching mindset to help empower users and encourage ownership
  4. Identify how to apply psychology and neuroscience to help make people more cyber secure


Participants completing this course may be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credit or CPEs toward ASIS re-certification.
This test is no longer available for credit

The most significant risks that businesses today face is cybersecurity. George Finney, CISO at Southern Methodist University, will discuss how he trains students and faculty to be digital security leaders and how he finds and builds cybersecurity talent outside of traditional paths. Since cybersecurity is a people issue, we need to understand the underlying habits that govern our responses. This presentation will explore nine key cybersecurity habits, and will look at how you can use those habits to focus on changing behaviors in your security training. Join this session to tailor your approach to awareness training and have the greatest impact for all of your employees or customers.

Training Digital Security Leaders

George Finney

George Finney is a Chief Information Security Officer that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. George has worked in Cybersecurity for over 15 years and has helped startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture. As a part of his passion for education, George has taught cybersecurity at Southern Methodist University and is the author of several cybersecurity books including No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone. George has been recognized by Security Magazine as one of their top cybersecurity leaders in 2018 and is a part of the Texas CISO Council, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Palo Alto Networks FUEL User Group, and is an Advisory Board member for SecureWorld. George holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College and holds multiple cybersecurity certifications including the CISSP, CISM, and CIPP.


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