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Why Security Education Must Be Highly Targeted

Professor Angela Sasse on Meeting Employees' Needs
Professor Angela Sasse, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Security education for employees is worthless unless it’s highly targeted, says Angela Sasse, a professor of human-centered security at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.

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“Not all employees face the same risks, and education needs to be targeted,” Sasse says. “It’s about finding a quick way of diagnosing what they need to know and then delivering that in a format that’s sensible, but also appealing.”

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Sasse discusses:

  • Myths and realities around human behavior and security;
  • How organizations can deliver better security education to employees;
  • Managing identity in the cloud and the future of authentication.

In addition to her role at Ruhr University Bochum, Sasse also teaches at University College London. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Birmingham, is a fellow of the British Computer Society and was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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