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Creating a security mindset the focus of live event September 17

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enterprises can boost their cybersecurity by adopting neuroscience principles to drive awareness and cultural change among employees and business partners, according to experts with Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, who will share their insights during the next ISG Smartalks™ webinar on Thursday.

Missy Lawrence-Johnston, principal consultant, ISG Culture and Change Leadership; Andreas Dietrich, consulting manager, ISG Digital Strategy and Solutions, and Cynthia Batty, director, ISG Knowledge Management, will discuss the technology, governance and continuous learning enterprises should add to their cybersecurity plans during Your Brain on Security: Using Neuroscience and Provider Management to Enhance Cybersecurity, at 11 a.m., U.S. Eastern Time, September 17.

“More than half of all cybersecurity breaches are social engineering attacks that wreak havoc, even in enterprises that should know better,” Lawrence-Johnston said. “Cybersecurity technology can protect an enterprise only so far. Companies need to implant security into their enterprise DNA, which means rebuilding culture and behavioral patterns to establish a security mindset that helps employees think like an attacker.”

Lawrence-Johnston cited neuroscience findings that changing human behavior requires creating new neural pathways in the prefrontal cortex with consistent and applied repetition and testing. For enterprise cybersecurity defense, this translates into raising employee awareness and engaging in ongoing testing and role play of security breaches to increase employee knowledge.

The webinar speakers also will review how to use third-party management and governance to ensure provider security; invest in an active defense; establish a cybersecurity center of excellence and open communities of practice (CoP) to test solutions and assumptions, and conduct regular “think like a hacker” workshops with security professionals.

“It is a brave new world with significantly more virtual work and more potential for security threats,” Dietrich said. “True cybersecurity is a market differentiator, and it’s no longer enough to show your ISO27001 certificate. We look forward to a spirited discussion with our ISG Smartalk participants on how to prove to your customers and business partners that your policies, procedures, people and practices are built on a secure foundation.”

To register for this free ISG Smartalks™ webinar, visit the event website.

About ISG 

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: Will Thoretz
Information Services Group, Inc. 
+1 203 517 3119
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Jim Baptiste
Matter Communications for ISG
+1 978 518 4527
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