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Home Alone 2021: Attack of the malaise

Working in tracksuit bottoms and an increased pet proximity might be comforting for homeworkers, but not for security teams. At home, distracted and feeling safe, employees are easily caught off guard by the mounting tide of scams, targeted attacks and mass social engineering. 

This RANT Radio seeks to understand the psychology at play, while providing practical tips on how cybersecurity teams can encourage security awareness amongst large remote workforces. We bring together an expert in workplace psychology with the usual cacophony of top quality cybersecurity people, to help unpick what can be done to address this thorny issue.

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The Speakers

Christian Toon

Christian Toon is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at international law firm Pinsent Masons, where he has overall responsibility for cyber and information security across the practice. Christian has almost two decades’ experience in information protection strategy across a variety of organisations and geographies, including a large information management services company and a ‘big four’ professional services firm. At Pinsent Masons, he leads a team that focuses on behavioural change and security awareness, governance risk and compliance, and technical security. Christian is a member of the Scottish Government’s National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board and has been working alongside others in industry to provide advice, support and challenge to the common problems we all face. Christian also champions diversity and excellence in legal technology and security, through DELTAS, which is a key component to successful information security programs.

Rebecca McKeown

Rebecca McKeown is an independent Chartered Psychologist with extensive experience in researching and evaluating learning and development across the Ministry of Defence, including the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit, the Defence Centre for Training Support, and the Educational and Training Branch. Rebecca is also a Visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and teaches Applied Psychology to military students at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Thom Langford

Thom is an industry engaged and sought after information security subject matter expert and speaker. As Security Advocate for SentinelOne Thom is able to further explore his passion of communicating and educating on information security topics to a global audience through storytelling, humour and plain language. He is the founder of (TL)2 Security (, a strategic Information security Consultancy that focuses on Virtual CISO, strategic business alignment and public speaking/advocacy for hire. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up Thom brings an often opinionated and forward-thinking view of security risk, both in assessments and management, but is able to do so with humour and pragmatism (mostly).

The Agenda

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