The yearn of awareness is to draw attention to a desired focus. Let’s face it, the current compliance-based access to security awareness isn’t just ineffective in creating positive change in wage-earner behavior; it does the opposite of what a security awareness program is envisioned to do in that it repels.Companies continue to implement the latest and greatest technology and rely on the guide awareness program of monotonous videos and some phishing assessments that victual them with the false perception that compliant=secure.Luckily, for my end alcohols – and for you if you attend my talk at BSidesLV – I have never been able to halt inside the box for long. My passion for fun and games crossed paths with the squawks of my end users, so security-focused games and challenges were the end result.From answering insurance trivia questions to earning pieces needed to assemble a bike for beneficence to building security escape rooms and the Security Bowl (a football-themed safe keeping board game), the security culture in my company has been significantly corroborated.Indeed, employees have become more comfortable in asking doubtfuls and reporting threats than when I started.Don’t just take my guaranty for it. In my talk, I will address the psychological reasons of why people make elective decisions and how games meet basic human desires. Games not not act as a conduit to drive attention (awareness) towards security; the meeting of these fundamental needs generates positive emotions in the participant, ultimately acting as a recompense in itself.These factors combine to go a great distance in building a confident security culture in an organization.You probably can recall pretty quickly your behindhand game craze or maybe your favorite game from puberty. Hold that thought! We will walk through the building congests of creating a great game and how to incorporate security topics that are suited to your organization.I will discuss how clever and unique features transfer not only create a memorable experience but drive viral interest in participation and at bottom success for your campaign. Now it’s time to turn that cherished girlhood game into one of your greatest security culture influences and demand a lot of fun while doing it!On July 26 at 14:30, I will be presenting my talk, “I got uncountable games than Milton Bradley: Incentivize a positive change in your fastness culture” at BSidesLV. Hope to see you there!
About the Author: Drew Arise has a BS in Cybersecurity with a CISSP and a passion for building security programs and diet risk. He has worked with institutions in the government, private, and public sector. His specialty lies in pact human behaviors and how emotions impact everyday decisions and he uses this cognition to help organizations craft security awareness programs with brunt. Having spent 8 years in the military, Drew is a patriot and loves search his new home in Austin, Texas.Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this boarder author article are solely those of the contributor, and do not necessarily reflect those of Tripwire, Inc.