Anagha Anilkumar

Cyber Security Researcher, Research and Innovation

Anagha is a Cyber Security Researcher within the Research and Innovation division at Security Quotient (SQ). Initially, she joined SQ in May 2023 as an Associate Content Developer before transitioning into her current role. Her primary focus is establishing Security Quotient as a leading authority on the behavioral dimensions of cyber security. At SQ, Anagha spearheads the curation and maintenance of the resource section on our website, ensuring that it remains a comprehensive repository of valuable insights and expertise. Additionally, she is involved in producing cutting-edge research content with a specific emphasis on the behavioral aspects of cyber security. Anagha is committed to making cyber security knowledge accessible to a broader audience by simplifying complex concepts. Her goal is to bridge the gap between technical intricacies and practical understanding, empowering cyber security enthusiasts through her work.

Articles authored by Anagha Anilkumar

Data Protection and Privacy

7 Steps to Protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) at the Workplace

Organizations have a legal and ethical obligation to protect PII, as its exposure can have severe consequences for affected individuals, such as identity theft or financial loss. The organization itself will also face serious repercussions, such as regulatory fines and a negative impact on its reputation.

Cyber Security Behavior

Top 3 Adversaries in Cyber Security

Cybercrime, particularly ransomware, has become a huge issue, with the number of active ransomware gangs doubling from 29 in Q1 2023 to 55 in Q1 2024. In response, the FBI, CISA, and other government organizations regularly release updates and warnings to help the public and businesses.

Cyber Security Behavior

Top 3 Behavior Responses to Cyber Attacks and Incidents

Perhaps the biggest return-on-investment (ROI) is equipping employees with the necessary skills and knowledge to detect and respond to security incidents. After all, they will be the ones who encounter suspicious activities firsthand and can act as the first line of defense.

Cyber Security Behavior

Top 7 Employee Cyber Security Behavior Practices at Work

Combining awareness with improved cybersecurity behavior practices will build strong habits across the workforce and significantly improve the organization’s cyber resilience.

Cyber Security Awareness

Building Human Cyber Resilience using Security Awareness Training Programs

Building a strong security culture isn’t a one-time effort. It’s a continuous journey of education, adaptation, and reinforcement. Here are some strategies that can help you along this journey

Cyber Security Culture

Audit Strategies for Effective Security Awareness Training

Auditing will not only help you improve your training program but also give you more leverage in the boardroom, as you will now possess tangible evidence of the program’s impact.

Cyber Security Awareness

How to Increase Employee Interest in Security Awareness Training Programs

Content and delivery methods that can connect the dots between abstract security concepts and their tangible impacts on the individual’s daily work life make the learning experience not only more relatable but also more impactful.

Selecting the right training provider can make or break the success of your security awareness training (SAT) efforts. Several key factors like comprehensiveness, delivery methods, industry experience, etc, can help you choose your SAT partner.

Cyber Security Awareness

How to Select the Right Cyber Security Awareness Training Vendor

Social engineering and other tactics that exploit human behavior and tendencies are often utilized by cyber attackers as a primary method of intrusion. However, effective educational programs can transform this vulnerability into the strongest component of your cyber security efforts. Achieving this requires selecting an educational partner who provides compelling and insightful material and customizes it to meet your organization’s unique requirements.

Training for a hybrid workforce. It is important to recognize that employees in different roles and locations may face unique threats, hence security training in a hybrid model must be more personalized.

Cyber Security Behavior

Design a Cyber Security Behavior-Oriented Awareness Program for a Hybrid Workforce

Recognizing that employees in different roles and locations may face unique threats, security training in a hybrid model must be more personalized. This could involve role-specific training modules, scenario-based learning tailored to different work environments, and adaptive learning paths that evolve based on the threat landscape and individual learning progress.

Cyber Security Behavior

How does Gamified Training Impact Cyber Security Behavior and Culture?

Let’s face it, no matter how serious cyber threats are nowadays, the average employee will rarely think about them on a daily basis or prioritize cyber security practices without a direct incentive. Gamification introduces an engaging way to keep these important issues top of mind, encouraging proactive behavior through a more relatable and interactive approach.