The human element in your ICT – weakest link, strongest link, or both? Takeaways from the Beltug X-change: 24 Nov 2021
In IT, the tension between technology and human becomes very obvious in the fields of security and privacy. On the one hand, human staff can open the door to risks and threats, through inattention or error. On the other hand, they can be an invaluable part of your security measures – what our speakers call ‘the human firewall’.
24 / 11 / 21
In this session, we first heard from Wim Nagels of DPD about the evolution of user adoption and awareness, and what this means for the future responsibilities of IT. Then, we discovered tips, tricks and strategies for building a ‘human firewall’ from Davy Cavens of AE. Finally, Sofie Pieraerd of KU Leuven shared the real-life experiences of the university to build awareness in a complex environment, where students and researchers come and go each year. We wrapped up with an interactive session enabling participants to share their own experiences, ideas and do’s and don’ts.
The presentations and recording of the event are available to Beltug members below (after login).
- DPD User story: Does awareness lead to adoption or the other way around?
- AE presentation: Strengthening your human firewall
- KU Leuven User story: How KU Leuven’s e-mune information security campaign is building its human firewall