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Build a Security Culture by Kai Roer

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CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS SECURITY CULTURE?

An introduction to the topic, with an introduction to the definition of culture (based on sociology) and how it relates to security.

Humans are animals who live in groups; we flock. In any group of animals there exists a hierarchy, levels that every animal in the group follows. Each of these levels comes with rules to abide by, including understanding who is above you, who is below you and what your particular level allows you to do.

Consider a wolf pack4. They show the hierarchy very clearly, with the Alpha couple on the top, giving them the right to rule as they please. Below them are sergeants, animals in the pack with more power than most and which police the group if necessary. Below the sergeants are ...

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