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Episode 20: Kai Roer on Building a Security Culture

In the latest episode of the Digital Guardian podcast, Kai Roer, co-founder and CEO of CLTRe, gives tips on how to build a security culture, and more.

Welcome to Episode 20 of the Digital Guardian Podcast! On this episode our hosts Will Gragido and Chris Brook chat with Kai Roer, co-founder and CEO of CLTRe, a Norwegian security culture research company, about building a security culture, whether or not there’s a way to measure success when it comes to security cultures, and how human factors, like gender and attitudes, can shape risk.

As always, you can listen and subscribe to our podcast via SoundCloud, iTunes, or Google Play to keep up with new episodes every month.

Highlights from this episode include:

  • 00:42 - Kai on his background
  • 02:14 - Will asks Kai what he thinks is the most important thing to establish a security oriented culture
  • 04:50 - Kai gives some insight around how gender can play a part in risky behavior online
  • 11:23 - Chris asks Kai if there's a way to measure the benefits of a security culture
  • 21:08 - Kai's advice for CISOs and CIOs in wake of the Equifax breach
  • 28:50 - Are security professionals learning from their mistakes?
  • 40:47 - What are three things an individual could do to truly have a security-infused culture?

Intro/outro music: "Groovy Baby" by Jason Shaw, licensed under CC BY 3.0 US

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Chris Brook

Chris Brook is the editor of Data Insider. He is a technology journalist with a decade of experience writing about information security, hackers, and privacy. Chris has attended many infosec conferences and has interviewed hackers and security researchers. Prior to joining Digital Guardian he helped launch Threatpost, an independent news site which is a leading source of information about IT and business security for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide.