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“Please say’ta’,” said Mamma Bear.

“Ta,” said Baby Bear. Then he accidentally dropped a mug of blackcurrant juice.

“What did you do?” Cried Papa Bear. “The carpet has been ruined !!”

The baby bear felt something very worrisome, and this wasn’t a thousand voices that suddenly silenced. This was much deeper. This hurts and Papa Bear’s face is angry and disappointed. He was panicking about the purple one on the carpet. Baby bears could only do one thing because it didn’t make sense. He swallowed emotions as he did, he was, and he “caused.”

This was disappointing. This was a real bad feeling. It was scary.

In transactional analysis, this is known as an injunction. Without a doubt, the entire message was swallowed. In psychology, this becomes one’s own knowledge that resembles autobiographical memory recalled in an area of ​​the brain now known as the default mode network (DMN). What we know is that this sensation is triggered from the lower regions of the brain if the prominent causes are similar to the above events. If you feel “I did it, I messed it up”, SHAME continues.

Shame and cybersecurity

So what does this have to do with cybersecurity? Why is this knowledge useful for managers, mentors, staff, and others working on information security, governance, and protection? And, of course, if you’re reading this, I think you’re summarizing the important concepts above about end users who need to work, educate, and of course spend time on the shop floor. ..

Shame is the main driver of cyber security attacks, Key driver In conversations at work or at home. That’s why end users, also known as emotional people (including shame), may click links and not do what they expect. More importantly, for this explanation, don’t speak out when you make a mistake. That’s why “oopsie” can be brushed aside under the carpet or conveniently forgotten.

It is not a person’s malicious behavior, but one of the deepest emotions that humans try to avoid.I often see cyber experts talking about cyber psychology and touching the surroundings. Human behavior In their story, and sometimes the focus is on fear, which is correct in some situations.However, the feeling that drives 99% of humans to take specific actions is Avoiding shame.. This looks like horror on the surface. That’s why many cybersecurity experts talk about this (or should use it as a starting block). Shame avoidance is deeply rooted in trauma, but it is also a deeply rooted behavior that we all know.

Even dogs are clearly shameful. You’ve probably seen a lot of viral videos and memes. Alternatively, you may have a dog and visually recall the posture when the animal was caught after * inserting destructive behavior *. The ears are folded back and the dog crouches. The dog owner anthropomorphizes his behavior and says, “Yeah, I’m sorry.” But the dog wasn’t saying “I’m sorry”, but was established because he picked up your energy to lose patience after eating the couch, breaking the cushions, and pooping in the dirty kitchen. Use obedience behavior to protest.

So if the dog shows this (who knows if they felt it? We can’t give them a questionnaire) and the baby bear in the story above did this If so, how do you expect to know the end-user experience? Shame? Do you know how they were trained as small people under the age of 3 or 7 when this behavior was internalized? What is their level of susceptibility to shame, and how far do they go to avoid shame? What kind of environment do you create in a workplace where mistakes, “oops” and “boo-boos” are tolerated? Specifically, how do you deal with shame?

Dealing with shame

Would you like to create a psychometric test to assess potential employees for these issues? (This is often a quick fix, an intestinal reaction.) If so, do you think they tell the truth?Colleagues, staff members, or end users Phishing attack?? Is there still a welcome party?

So how do you create a shameless zone for your business? What can you do?

Empathy, compassion, and tenderness work after psychotherapy. In addition, you will learn how to build relationships with your staff: listening, learning, and supporting them. Mutual self-disclosure is also helpful.This includes surface-level personality tests, psychometric scoring, and Likert scale.. For example, how do you find office cleanliness on a scale of 1-10? This means learning about staff at a one-to-one level, objectively and subjectively. Developing skills to do this can go beyond the general and mean that you need to create that space for your staff at all levels.

Subjectively learning about your staff means that you have to approach each and every one as a unique individual. We need to understand that each one has an influential past here and now. The reason is that we all carry psychological luggage that interferes with our daily work and can make mistakes because our minds are not working. That’s the only shame. It is a monster that lives in us and can lead to worthless, bad, despair, and of course useless emotions. The way to fight this giant is to be a member of the staff who cares, doesn’t judge, and knows that life gets in the way of the simplest work. If you want the staff to come to you when they are “oops”, you should be willing to share that you are also flawed and you are making mistakes.

Please be kind. Being human. Be genuine.


About the author: Cass Nibs Are technology nerds, gamers (of some sort), technology / game therapists, and cybertrauma and trauma psychotherapists who use biofeedback / technology and games to elicit post-traumatic growth, healing, and flow. She is a practitioner of functional health and nutrition and has incorporated this into her psychotherapy practice. Her model is interpersonal neurobiology with an emphasis on vagal theory (not a vagal “hacker”).She recently published Books can be pre-ordered.. This book focuses on “why” what we do in cyberspace and how to help children, adolescents, and adults. She is a destroyer and advocates for children’s rights, privacy and digital exploration online.She also educates therapists through her company Privacy 4 On data protection / privacy / cybersecurity issues related to those practices. She is also a director and mental health advisor. Gamers Beat Gun CIC.

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