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Information Security, BYOD, and Organizational Behavior


Effective information security and privacy consulting requires a highly specialized skill set and a wealth of experience. The challenges presented by the technological advances and methodologies are matched by the complexities involved in the implementation of security policies. Creating a comprehensive security policy is daunting, and for many organizations enforcement is ineffective. Effective information security requires a culture change. A customer I recently collaborated with expressed the frustration that often accompanies adopting a security policy. He said, “I am looking at various tools and technologies to address our regulatory concerns. Any enforcement or policy that requires change of behavior is a hard sell in our organization.” This is what we hear from many of our clients and industry professionals. Most organizations want to make sure their data is protected, but they are challenged by the need to change the collective habits and the culture of the organization. This is clearly evident as