Andrew Martin from DynaRisk was the first former hacker up on stage - or at least the first to admit it. Realising that he would get caught at some point, Martin has shifted his attention to building a platform that measures the vulnerability of a cyber attack on individuals
Similar to a finance credit rating, he is creating a personal cyber score. The system simulates attacks on participants and measures individual’s resilience. Whilst many companies are now introducing mandatory “best practice” training, it’s very hard to get people to change behaviours in a meaningful way unless they are actively engaged in the learning process. Dynarisk’s scores can be used to track people’s improvements over time, and identify those that are practicing good behaviours vs those that are not. This is one of the first examples of gamification for cyber risk and Martin is hoping that our competitive nature and desire for measurement will encourage us to make real changes to our behaviour, frequently checking in on our Dynarisk scores to see how well we have improved.