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Garrett O’Hara
Mimecast
Garrett O’Hara is the Principal Technical Consultant at Mimecast having joined in 2015 with the opening of the Sydney office, leading the growth and development of the local team.

With over 20 years of experience across development, UI/UX, technology communication, training development and mentoring, Garrett now works to help organisations understand and manage their cyber resilience strategies.

When not talking about the cyber security landscape, data assurance approaches and business continuity Garrett can be found running, surfing or enjoying the many bars and eateries of Sydney's Northern Beaches.

The Human Side of Cyber Resilience: Boards, Leaders and End Users
Technical Level (3 being the highest score): 1

At all levels in businesses, the understanding of cyber-attacks is passive and unaffecting. Bored boards do not buy into cyber resilience initiatives because security is not their language. End users sit through awareness training designed to tick a compliance checkbox, not to meaningfully engage and change behaviour. How can we educate employees about cyber resilience when they are bombarded with work and distracted by social media? Cyber resilience needs many things, but critical to success are the human firewall and a leadership bought into the philosophy.