We know that in today’s digital workplace, flexibility is essential to retain our best employees, but this flexibility comes at a cost. Employees have more access to customer data and proprietary information from a variety of applications and devices that can also be entry points for malicious attacks. What are you doing to protect against these internal threats?
I know what you’re thinking, you have a few AI-powered layers that protect your endpoints, your network and more, but have you seriously focused on security awareness among your employees? Do you have security best practices, training programs, or perhaps security champions clearly defined?
Investing in multiple layers of software/hardware to protect your business is just the first step; the ultimate goal is to have a coherent cybersecurity culture across your entire organization. Global technology association ISACA and the CMMI Institute conducted a global survey on security culture, where matters like training, policy, and protocols, as well as organizational change across multiple departments, were assessed. Here are some main points to consider:
- Strong cybersecurity strategies are those that not only rely on high-tech but also where employees understand their role in protecting the organization.
- Investing in programs that build a strong sense of cybersecurity across the entire organization, reduces the risk of threats as it strengthens a cybersecurity mindset.
- Although funding might still be an issue, breaking the traditional barriers or preconceptions around security is essential to start shaping human behavior.
The key findings are on the infographic below: