Security Confidential S11 E5 Bec McKeown

What is a Chartered Psychologist and how does our brain choose how to react when it comes to cybersecurity and risks? Those are a few of the questions Manoj Tandon asked Rebecca \”Bec\” McKeown, a Chartered Psychologist with twenty years of experience in researching and evaluating human performance in high-risk, high-stakes organizations, including the UK Ministry of Defence.  She is an expert on the ways humans behave when working in complex, uncertain, and ambiguous environments and human performance in cybersecurity. She established Mind Science which assists companies at an operational and strategic level.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:20 Our Guest

01:27 What is a Chartered Psychologist?

03:40 How do you control chaos?

07:08 How do we compare to Military Training?

09:20 The baseline of response: How does the brain work?

13:31 So how do we structure a team?

17:10 Cognitive Agility: Passing along that knowledge

20:29 Getting Comfortable with being uncomfortable

Dark Rhiino Security\’s Security Confidential is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. For inquiries, please email media@darkrhiinosecurity.com

Check out the other episodes in Season 11:

Ep. 1 Huxley Barbee – Having ACCURATE Asset Inventory

Ep. 2 George Kamide – From Disinformation to AI (pt 1)

Ep. 3 George Kamide – From Disinformation to AI (pt 2)

Ep. 4 Phillip Wylie – He was once Wrestling a 750lb Bear, Now he\’s a Penetration Tester

Ep. 5 Bec McKeown – The Psychology behind our Cybersecurity Choices and Teams

Ep. 6 Bec McKeown – You CAN Train Your Mind

Ep. 7 Ben Johnson – What makes a great DevOps team?

Ep. 8 Kevin Metcalf – The Recovery Of Missing and Exploited Children

Ep. 9 Chris Rock – Terminated from Speaking at TED Global

Ep. 10 Chris Rock – Can Cyber Mercenaries Overthrow the Government?

Important Links:

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Linkedin – Bec McKeown

About Bec McKeown

Rebecca \”Bec\” McKeown is a Chartered Psychologist with twenty years of experience in researching and evaluating human performance in high-risk, high-stakes organizations, including the UK Ministry of Defence.

She is an expert on the ways humans behave when working in complex, uncertain, and ambiguous environments and human performance in cybersecurity.

Bec established Mind Science which assists companies at an operational and strategic level.

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