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Living Security and CybSafe have jointly developed a new Human Risk Management Maturity Model, which aims to help organizations measure the impact of human activity on cyber risks.

While several frameworks and maturity models exist to measure cyber security risk, including the National Institutes of Standard and Technology (NIST), the Cyber Defense Matrix and the FAIR methodology for IT frameworks, none are specifically designated to quantify the specific risk that human activity creates inside organizations. The proposed Human Risk Management Maturity Model will give practitioners guidance on how to evolve into the next phase of cyber security to measure and change human behaviors / behaviours. In doing so, organizations are able to both reduce cyber risk and empower employees, creating lasting cultural change inside organizations and across industries.

"The human factor is the last frontier of cyber security. We've focused for decades on technologies and systems, but have consistently siloed our approach to the single most important element of any enterprise security plan, the people themselves. We at Living Security believe it is time for a paradigm shift," said Ashley Rose, CEO and co-founder of Living Security. "Launching this model is our way to start a ripple that grows. This is a collective journey to continue the disruption and leverage behavioral data to effectively manage and mitigate human cybersecurity risk and create a safer world."

"There is no doubt that now, more than ever, society needs the security community to take an even more intelligent approach to managing human risk," said Oz Alashe, CEO and Founder of CybSafe. "And so, as security professionals, we need to come together to continue to fuel curiosity and understanding that helps us be more effective at managing the risk within our organizations. This can't be done by any one team, vendor, or group unilaterally. It's a collective effort and at CybSafe we're excited to play our part."

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