How to increase information security awareness across your organisation

06 September, 2016 | (01 hr)

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Employees can inadvertently expose your company to damaging cyber security threats, even after having been rigorously trained on cyber security risk issues.

Join us to hear from EVP & CIO of DPDHL, David Thornewill, how they have developed a character to help grow awareness throughout the company. This character appears in training brochures, in online training, and even as life-size images around the company to reinforce that everyone must remain diligent.

Key takeaways:

  • How to make cyber security training understandable and accessible
  • How to create ongoing reinforcement of good information security practices
  • What it takes to develop an engaging information security program


David Thornewill

David Thornewill

David Thornewill is a UK native.  He studied in Munich, Germany and graduated with a degree in Wirtschaftsinformatik in 1986.  Upon completing his studies, he joined Motorola in supply chain planning for semiconductor manufacturing.  In 1991, he transferred to Arizona, USA to work ...Full Bio

Dirk Zimmermann

Dirk Zimmermann
Head of Group Security Coordination

Dirk Zimmermann is the Head of Group Security Coordination at DPDHL Group. Amongst others his responsibities include the group-wide information security awareness campaign based on the cartoon figure “Paula”. Dirk joined the group in 2012. Before making information security entertaini...Full Bio

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter (Moderator)
Program Director
The Conference Board

Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight.

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