The Security Culture Playbook: An Executive Guide To Reducing Risk and Developing Your Human Defense Layer

  • 6h 55m 44s
  • Kai Roer, Perry Carpenter
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

The topic of security culture is mysterious and confusing to most leaders. But it doesn't have to be. In The Security Culture Playbook, Perry Carpenter and Kai Roer deliver experience-driven, actionable insights into how to transform your organization's security culture and reduce human risk at every level. This book exposes the gaps in how organizations have traditionally approached human risk, and it provides security and business executives with the necessary information and tools needed to understand, measure, and improve facets of security culture across the organization.

The book offers an exposé of what security culture really is and how it can be measured; a careful exploration of the seven dimensions that comprise security culture; practical tools for managing your security culture program, such as the Security Culture Framework and the Security Culture Maturity Model; and insights into building support within the executive team and Board of Directors for your culture management program.

Also including several revealing interviews from security culture thought leaders in a variety of industries, The Security Culture Playbook is an essential resource for cybersecurity professionals, risk and compliance managers, executives, board members, and other business leaders seeking to proactively manage and reduce risk.

About the Author

PERRY CARPENTER, C|CISO, MSIA, is an author, podcaster, thought leader, and cybersecurity expert specializing in security awareness and the human factors of security. His research focuses on marketing, communication, behavior science, organizational culture management, sociology, and more.

KAI ROER is the author of several books on security and leadership, a keynote speaker, and a thought leader in the security culture field. In addition to his research, he is an entrepreneur and the inventor of technology and frameworks that transformed the information security industry.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - You Are Here
  • Chapter 2 - Up-leveling the Conversation: Security Culture Is a Board-level Concern
  • Chapter 3 - The Foundations of Transformation
  • Chapter 4 - Just What Is Security Culture, Anyway?
  • Chapter 5 - Critical Concepts from the Social Sciences
  • Chapter 6 - The Components of Security Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Interview with Organizational Culture Experts and Academics
  • Chapter 8 - Introducing the Security Culture Framework
  • Chapter 9 - The Secrets to Measuring Security Culture
  • Chapter 10 - How to Influence Culture
  • Chapter 11 - Culture Sticking Points
  • Chapter 12 - Planning and Maturing Your Program
  • Chapter 13 - Quick Tips for Gaining and Maintaining Support
  • Chapter 14 - Interviews with Security Culture Thought Leaders
  • Chapter 15 - Parting Thoughts