Surfing the Motivation Wave to Create Security Behavior Change

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:00 am10:30 am

Masha Sedova, Co-Founder, Elevate Security


For decades security awareness programs focused on one dimension: improving people’s security ability. The assumption has been that employees don’t know the correct course of action and that with the right amount of training, they’ll start performing more securely. There is a second dimension that needs to be considered in security behavior change: motivation. This talk will explore how and when to motivate employees to security action. It will also discuss how to "surf" motivation generated by both predictable and unpredictable security events to drive security behavior change in a workforce.

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@inproceedings {208155,
author = {Masha Sedova},
title = {Surfing the Motivation Wave to Create Security Behavior Change},
booktitle = {Enigma 2018 (Enigma 2018)},
year = {2018},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},