Why is our brain not wired for information security and what can we do to change it?

Written by Eh’den (Uri) Biber, CISA/CISM/CRISC/CISSP and a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute.


Romeo Romeo, where art thou Romeo?

In the last two and a half months I disappeared from the face of the earth (other than the obvious occasional participation in selected information security events). I’ve enabled a very strict filter on my mailbox, I barely saw my girlfriend (I hope I still got one) and from morning till very late at night I set down to try and understand the subject of education in the field of Information Security.  I was digging deep into academic research papers, reading books, watching documentaries and interviews – you name it. Even during the security events I’ve took the opportunity to talk and interview as many people as possible. I wanted to find out what lead to the current situation, one in which information security education is under-funded, neglected, wrongfully planned, ineffective, and most of the time practically non-existing. Continue reading