The Hidden Cost of Security Awareness

The negative impact of 'check of the box' security awareness programs and how not to fall into that trap


July 21, 2022

10:00 – 10:30 AM, PST

Ira Winkler

Chief Security Architect, Walmart

Theo Nasser

Co-Founder & CEO, Right-Hand

Recording Available

Can you identify the hidden costs of an ineffective Security Awareness program?

Security Awareness programs are necessary for organizations of all sizes, given today’s threat landscape.

For that, InfoSec teams must balance the budget, headcount, alerts, executive sponsorship, and others beyond the apparent costs of the programs.  

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to ensure Security Awareness is done correctly and how to avoid hidden costs behind inefficient ‘check of the box’ solutions and programs that can negatively impact an organization.

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With best-selling author & Walmart Chief Security Architect Ira Winkler

Our guest Ira Winkler, Chief Security Architect at Walmart and author of Security Awareness for Dummies, discusses the risks that an InfoSec team faces if Security Awareness is rolled out the wrong, given the ‘Hidden Cost of Security Awareness.’ 

Ira will also give some insights about his latest best-seller and will outline the strategy on how to implement a positive, long-lasting impact on organizations.


Ira Winkler

Chief Security Architect, Walmart

Ira Winkler, CISSP, is chief security architect for Walmart, where he focuses on behavioral cybersecurity. He is also a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland Baltimore County Center for Cybersecurity. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. Most recently, Ira was named 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leader by Security Magazine.

Ira has been focusing on the human aspects of cybersecurity for more than three decades and has helped create and manage awareness programs for countless companies, from Fortune 1 to startups. 

Theo Nasser

CEO, Right-Hand Cybersecurity

Theo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Right-Hand Cybersecurity. Right-Hand offers SaaS solutions to help enterprises personalize and automate employee awareness programs to more effectively reduce human risk, build cyber culture and meet compliance standards. 

Prior to founding Right-Hand, Theo worked at FireEye and SonicWall across the US and APAC in business development and sales leadership positions.

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