The aim of the Security Analogies Project is to help spread the message of information security and its importance in the modern world. By drawing parallels between what people already know, or find interesting and how these relate to information security, the industry can increase understanding and support across the whole of society.
Many aspects of information security are highly technical and require a deep specialist knowledge. However, we know that all security depends ultimately on the awareness and preparedness of non-specialists.
Information security professionals cannot rely solely on technology to protect their organisations. They must engage with senior management and users in a way that their message is understood, fully appreciated and implemented. In this way they can drive changes in attitude and behaviour that will make the organisation more secure.
To do that, they must find a new language to get their points across to the non-specialist. And this is where the Analogies Project comes in….