In this episode of the Hoxhunt CISO Webinar series, we chat with IT veterans, Garrett Cook and Michael Barone of G2, the world’s leading software review platform and the largest tech marketplace where businesses can discover, review, and manage the technology they need to reach their potential. With his career winding from IT to security, Garrett Cook stepped into his role as Manager of Information Security at G2 in order to build their security program along with Information Security Analyst, Michael Barone.

Positive psychology drives better security

When Garrett and Michael set about building G2’s security program, they sought vendors whose principles would seamlessly weave into the positive-user-experience DNA of G2. They wanted to celebrate employee phishing awareness and improvement, not punish them for failing tests. As a software review platform, G2 has insight into the leading edge of new vendors, and they culturally embrace new approaches to solving persistent challenges. They are seeing that a kinder, gentler touch is more effective than traditional cybersecurity training systems based on punishment.

This webinar with Garrett and Michael covers topics such as:
  • Why creating a positive experience for employees is a more effective way to defend against phishing email attacks
  • How integrating positive psychology into security awareness helps align cybersecurity foundations with G2’s corporate DNA
  • Communication: Why the right tone and language of employee security training is vital for sustainable results

Time and date

May 20, 2021
11:00-11:30 AM CDT | 12:00-12:30 PM EST | 5:00-5:30 PM GMT


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          Garrett Cook
          Manager, Information Security and IT


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Michael Barone
Information Security Analyst