The Human Factor – Christian Toon

The Human Factor – Christian Toon

Christian has spent his career successfully disrupting traditional approaches to information protection and management for large international organisations. From a career in end user security, moved into Big 4 Consulting to build a practice around ‘CISO for Hire’ services that involved engagements with financial and insurance services clients. Leaving PwC after nearly 3 years, joined Pinsent Masons to lead their information protection strategy across a firm of over 3200 employees around the globe.

Listen to him chat with Jenny about the cultural complexities of woking for a global company, how sometimes it is best to ignore a queue and practical tips on getting into an invite only party.

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To find out more about the Smashing Security podcast Christian recommended, click the link here.

To view Christian’s LinkedIn profile click here.

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Jenny Radcliffe

I am an expert in the psychology and tactics behind Social Engineering attacks, as well as negotiations, nonverbal communication and deception. I have a strong academic and corporate background, and was a senior procurement leader before becoming a consultant and trainer in both negotiation and procurement strategy and skills. I lecture at several business schools at Masters level in many business topics and am a guest lecturer in both security and procurement disciplines. I help clients in different ways from psychological pen-testing, to breaking security systems, from coaching and training, to strategic assignments, crisis situations and professional investigative work. I can assist with leading negotiations on behalf of clients or coaching individuals and teams to excel in this area. I am a professional speaker, and appear regularly at conferences, webinars and company events,(Rant, InfoSec, Disa, NordicIT) and I talk about how “people hacking” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. I help security teams and professionals to use the tools of human hackers to enhance awareness campaigns, persuade and influence their stakeholders and understand how culture contributes to organisational vulnerability. I offer consultancy, training and coaching services ranging from skills assessments and corporate psychological profiling, to masterclasses in all of my areas of expertise including non-verbal communications, lie detection, social engineering, rapid rapport building and public speaking.

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