Suicidal Consciousness

Suicidal Consciousness

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

Ever since I’ve started to look into the subject of consciousness I’ve realized how elusive our perception of reality is. My friends are some of the most beautiful human beings that I have met in my life. We are talking about people are beautiful outside, inside, talented, funny, and smart – yet their perception of themselves and their perception of reality is so detached and was in such discrepancy from what I see in them and what I see in the world around me that it never fails to surprise me.

In information security we are constantly facing the unpredictability of the human element. We are trying to understand what makes people do something that is completely against their own interest, and we tried to develop mechanisms to mitigate these risks. Whenever we try to increase the level of awareness we are faced with this subjective life experience that makes people do what we consider as “stupid things” like sharing passwords with strangers and developing information technology solutions which are not secure. The solution to the problem is not via increasing the level of information we give people but finding a path that will allow a person with a subjective consciousness to have a constant state of awareness. Continue reading

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Awareness vs. Consciousness

Awareness vs. Consciousness

Why “awareness” training fails and the role of consciousness in our lives.

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

Why care about consciousness?

For many years companies have been struggling with what is perceived as lack of awareness when it comes to information security, as people all across the organisation seems to act as if the risks that evolve from the extended use of technology do not concern them. Computer-based training, targeted training, awareness campaigns – none of them seems to be able to truly mitigate the “lack of awareness” risk.

In order to understand why there is such a huge discrepancy between the desired level of awareness and the actual level it is essential to understand a thing or two about consciousness and awareness, and the difference between them. Continue reading