Security Behavior Change

A Little Competition Goes A Long Way When it Comes to Security Awareness

Masha Sedova

Published on 1 October 2019

Security Behavior Change

Chances are your employees learn in at least one of three ways - through seeing (visual), hearing (auditory) or doing (kinesthetic). One very effective way to reach all types of learners is through gamification. This type of activity is one of the most effective ways to teach employees how to think critically (and remember what they learned), especially when it comes to seemingly complex topics like cybersecurity.

However, gamification by itself is not the silver bullet.

The content in the game has to be relevant, help employees understand how it relates to their job and employees need to walk away knowing the critical positive impact they can have when making the right decisions in real life. If done right, gamification can be an invaluable weapon in your arsenal to change employee behaviors’ who are numb to traditional training and are still causing incidents.We feel that gamification will nudge unengaged employees to fully engaged ones resulting in everyone’s cyber safety.

One way to foster this engagement is  For the month of October, Elevate Security is giving away our first of its kind game "Hacker's Mind" so teams everywhere can learn to think like hackers. Think of it as gamified threat-modeling where every employee is given the skills and opportunity to create the cyberattack they would be most vulnerable to. Games are best played with 8-10 people and can be played as many times as you’d like throughout the month. Only requirements are a name, company, and company email address. You can learn more about the game here.

We hope you enjoy the game!