How McDonald’s Keeps Security Awareness Fresh and Relevant

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Recorded live on June 28, 2022

McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest restaurant chain, serving over 69 million customers daily in more than a hundred countries. Just like every organization, McDonald’s is concerned that threat actors are targeting their employees across the world. And as we all know— it only takes one person to click on a malicious link and create a data breach. Thus, one of their key initiatives is empowering end users to identify human activated threats.

However, not everyone thinks that cybersecurity is their responsibility. So how does McDonald’s change employee mindset towards security awareness? And how do they capture users’ attention when everyone’s bandwidth is limited?

Join us for a 30-minute webinar. We will have a special guest speaker, Andrew Munson, Security Manager at McDonald’s Corporation. Andrew will speak about how his organization:

  • Utilizes threat intelligence to form their program
  • Overcomes the challenges of short attention spans
  • Promotes its security awareness program so it becomes front of mind
  • Drives behavior change and builds a positive security culture

Guest Speaker

Andrew Munson, Sr. Manager - Information Risk Management and Governance

McDonald’s Global Technology Risk Management

Andrew Munson is a Senior Manager of Information Risk Management and Governance for the McDonald’s Corporation. Andrew is responsible for managing the security training and awareness capabilities throughout the McDonald’s system and for delivering key projects that enable the organization he serves to cost-effectively achieve and maintain an acceptable level of risk. At McDonald’s, Andrew brings a human-centric approach to security training with the goal to (1) raise awareness, (2) influence behavior, and (3) create a culture of security throughout the McDonald’s system. Additional areas of expertise include risk assessment, identity management, and IT architecture.

With 24 years of experience in information technology, Andrew Munson joined McDonald’s in 2020 from the financial services industry where he served as a solution architect and third-party risk manager. Andrew has traveled all over the United States touring data centers and auditing the security posture of leading companies across the country. A student of internet history, Andrew received his bachelor’s degree from Carthage College, where he studied mathematics, computers science, and secondary education.