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Security Awareness - Using Insight to Inspire

Security Awareness - Using Insight to Inspire

Security Awareness Using Insight to Inspire

You may know the feeling of trying to implement a new diet or begin a new fitness regimen only to fall short of the goal. Especially this time of year, full of unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions, it’s easy to know the familiar feeling of being momentarily motivated, then repeatedly frustrated. In hindsight, you may ask yourself: “was it really life-changing when my trainer said, ‘stop eating junk food?’ or ‘go run a mile?’” The short answer is of course not.

When you look at the individuals who change their lives to lead more healthy lifestyles, they collectively tell you that when they were inspired to live sustainably well, they started to see a much bigger picture on the pathway to change. Instead of doing one behavior at a time until they were apathetic or regularly frustrated, they were inspired to subscribe to a whole new set of behaviors and plan each day full of small, consistent, repeatable habits. Instead of saying “I just need to run more,” they begin to say, “I’m the kind of person that loves to be healthy.”

This is groundbreaking insight when applied to security awareness.

For years, people have been told “think before you click” and “set stronger passwords” without understanding the bigger picture. They ask themselves: Why try when I’m up against a super cyber criminal? How am I even a risk in the grand scheme? Why does this behavior even help anyway? Or they search online for quick answers to cope with security stress without context, background or meaning. Is it any wonder repeated cybersecurity frustration sets in as the cultural norm?

As Niklas Göke points out: “Often, changing your perspective is the simplest way to change your life.” This is a massive opportunity. We can leverage it by focusing, not on the content, but on the consequences of entertaining certain beliefs. Something else entirely happens when end users are treated like real human beings. When given the bigger picture, the feeling of freedom online and achievable goals of getting there, they desire to lead more secure lifestyles. They ASK for the tools to make better decisions and TELL you about suspicious activity observed in person or on network. And if users are made aware of the implications of their actions, they are far more likely to take advantage of the control they do have over their digital domain and exert it in a way that matters.

In time, people become your best, most trusted sensors.


About Living Security


At Living Security, we reduce the #1 cybersecurity risk for enterprises, human error, through engaging and impactful security awareness training that is brought to life by innovative tech enabled experiences.


Living Security co-founders, Ashley and Drew Rose, recognized that traditional security awareness programs were failing to move the needle and it was time for a fresh approach. Our immersive training experiences engage the enterprise using science backed techniques to motivate behavior change and refreshed content that’s relevant for the current threat landscape.

Our Core Values

We strive to build a company that you are proud to come to work for everyday, and a team of people that you are excited to work with everyday.

Immersive Cyber Escape Room

Our innovative Cybersecurity Escape Room experience builds security awareness concepts into an engaging team experience people actually enjoy.  Watch the video here.

Customized Cybersecurity Training At Scale

Online security awareness training platform leverages game based learning and a custom curriculum to make cybersecurity awareness training fun and effective.


Our science-based approach drives user engagement and reinforces positive security behaviors across the enterprise.

Hosted Platform or SCORM Delivery

Our gamified training platform allows program owners to assign users training and track through completion and beyond. Our interactive video series are broken in to episodes that cover critical security awareness concepts through story based learning and interactive puzzles. Customize your program through the addition of role and concept specific micro-modules and incentivize completion through leaderboard challenges and rewards and recognition. Series and modules are also available in your SCORM packages for delivery on your LMS.

Gamified Learning

Training experiences are brought to life through engaging storylines that people actually enjoy.

Brain is 68% more engaged when you are having fun.

Immersive Experience

Our approach focuses on experiential learning that motivates participants to get engaged with relevant security concepts.

Science Backed

Our proven techniques engage participants, increase retention rate and motivate behavior change.

16x Increase in retention from experiential learning

Tech Enabled

Our tech-enabled platform makes managing and scaling the experience easy, allowing you to extend the reach of your security team.

Smart Analytics

Insightful metrics provide program owners with deep understanding of human risk within their organization and provides the tools to make the right changes.

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