Anup Narayanan

Founder and CEO, Security Quotient

Anup serves as the Founder, CEO, and Director of Security Quotient. Since its establishment as a one-man consulting firm in 2005, Security Quotient has evolved into a reputable Human Cyber Risk Management Company. With a client base extending globally, the company now operates from three international offices. Anup’s expertise lies in the realms of human cyber security risk management, cyber security sentiment analysis, and behavior assessments.

Articles authored by Anup Narayanan

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.

SOC 2 Compliance

Strengthening Organizational Security Posture through SOC 2 Compliance

Cyber security awareness training directly supports all key principles in achieving SOC 2 compliance. Employees ultimately have control over sensitive data and systems, so security largely depends on their awareness and vigilance.

A group of employees engaged in a discussion

Data Protection and Privacy

Designing an Effective Data Protection and Privacy Training for Employees

A comprehensive security training program has the potential to completely transform the cyber-resiliency level of an organization, molding the workforce from the greatest threat to the greatest security asset.

The leadership of an organization poring over a blue policy file.

ISO 27001

Delivering an ISO 27001 Aligned Security Awareness Training for Enhanced Cyber Resilience

With regular training, the workforce will learn security best practices and behaviors and become adept at recognizing and responding to security threats. It’s not an accident that not only ISO 27001 but other cyber security frameworks, including the NIST CSF and SOC 2, list employee awareness as a foundational element for a comprehensive security strategy.


Creating a GDPR-aligned Cyber Security Awareness Training Program

Designing a GDPR-focused awareness program should be a strategic approach that addresses the unique needs of your business while adequately covering the regulation. Here are the key factors to guide you in the process:

Cyber Security Behavior Data Analytics

Role of Behavior Indicator Map in Cyber Security Data Analytics

The behavior indicator map is customizable and adaptable and this makes them a highly valuable tool in the cyber security realm. These features ensure that the maps remain relevant and effective in the face of evolving threats, changing organizational structures and varying user behaviors.

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