CybSafe launches SebDB 2.0 

CybSafe, the behavioral risk platform helping organizations change behavior to reduce security risk, has launched the next iteration of SebDB, the world’s most comprehensive security behaviors database.

SebDB is the result of collaboration between academics, government, and industry experts. It maps over 70 specific security behaviors linked to security risks. This helps security professionals prioritize the targeting of specific security behaviors to reduce risk.

It enables organizations to take a vital next step in protecting their organization that many miss. While many organizations train their people with Cybersecurity Awareness and Training, it is often not measured in any meaningful way. The links between security behaviors and risks are not always clear. It’s hard to know which interventions to apply. It’s harder still to explain how interventions reduce risk.

SebDB is built by the community for the community. It is a research effort and a practical tool that helps security professionals with the complexity and risk they face now and into the future. It helps organizations change behavior linked to security risks. 

In a world where access to technology is no longer optional, people behave differently with technology, providing more opportunities for cyber criminals. By focusing on security behavior rather than generic and ineffective Security Awareness and Training, organizations will better protect themselves.

In a recent blog written by Forrester analyst Jinan Budge, she states: “SebDB, a crowdsourced database by CybSafe, for example, contains a comprehensive list of over 70 digital behaviors to pay attention to; it goes a step further and also ties them to the risk that they pose.

“Digital behaviors include using a VPN, tethering a laptop, locking devices, changing passwords, and using password managers. While many training programs try to train people on these behaviors, hardly any of them measure whether these behaviors pose a risk to organizations, or, if they do, whether the training actually changes these behaviors. A recent NIST study supports this, with 44% of survey participants rating ‘what to measure and how to measure program effectiveness’ as ‘very’ or ‘moderately’ challenging.”

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