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Episode 29: A Cyber Security State of Mind

As part of our series on the Psychology of Cyber, we're joined by special guests, Rebecca McKeown and Swati Singh to discuss the human challenges that are inherent in cyber crises. We take a deep dive into how do organizations prepare for the worse – and how their all important human capabilities factored in.

Rebecca McKeown is a Psychologist specialising in how humans respond in pressurised situations. She is a guest lecturer at Cranfield University and has worked with the UK's Ministry of Defence to help the armed forces build more agile human assets.

Swati Singh is the Head of Business Information Security and Resilience at Close Brothers, and has 20 years of IT industry experience working in multinational companies.

Oh and we have Chief Cyber Officer, Max Vetter too, who might pipe up at some point...

About the hosts of Cyber Humanity

Your hosts Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) guide you as they wend their way through the murky world of cyber security.

About Cyber Humanity

The podcast taking cybersecurity personally

There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through cyber security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors:

  1. ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or
  2. discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.
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