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Your organisation is likely subject to a lot of security threats: fraud attempts, theft, disgruntled employees, continuous vulnerability scans of your servers and network, (spear) phishing, Denials of service… you name it.

In its 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon analysed  30.362 security incidents. Amongst these, Phishing attacks (1.192) account for the 3rd larger source of incidents (3,92%) and the 3rd cause of data breaches (13,11%)[1]. “Phishing and pretexting represent 98% of social incidents and 93% of breaches. Email continues to be the most common vector (96%)”. Globally, social engineering accounted for 1,450 incidents amongst which 381 lead to data disclosure. With a success rate of 26,27%, social engineering attacks are likely the most efficient and cost-effective one.

Although human centred attacks are so efficient, most security controls to prevent them (awareness sessions, serious games, posters, human vulnerability tests) are still based on tradition and provide moderate to counter-effective effects. Often, metrics on human related risks do not take our knowledge of the human cognition into account, leading to erratic and apparently unexplainable results.

Apalala develop and continuously improve the NeuroSecure© framework to effectively measure the progress and guide the remediation of the required cognitive skills and behaviours necessary to optimize your human-centred controls.

We help you implement the framework and improve your existing controls. At the same time, as we are committed to improve and share the knowledge necessary to improve your security, we offer you to participate to the current scientific researches we conduct in partnership with the academic world to have a better view on your organisation specificities and faster application of the latest scientific discoveries.


[1] 1.799 (5,92%) incidents lead to data breaches. 70,51% of the incidents were Denial-of-Service attacks and 3.740 where due to errors (12,31%).