CynergisTek’s VP of Cybersecurity John Nye will be presenting at the upcoming Security BSides Las Vegas Conference.
The Human Factor: Why Are We So Bad at Security and Risk Assessment?
Tuesday, July 25th from 5:00 to 5:55 pm
There are numerous academic studies on decision-making and perception. Their insights have been applied to various industries over the years with surprising success. Financial corporations have benefited greatly by working to understand, incorporate and utilize these insights. Why do we make unintelligent choices? Why are we are so overwhelmingly deficient at risk assessment and mitigation? This session will explore how the science of decision making applies to the security sector, empowering attendees to walk away with a better understanding of how these concepts can be leveraged to build more robust and useful security tools, as well as more successful training models. Supported by the research of Nobel prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, the session will introduce these techniques and discuss how they can help in the practical application of security testing.