3 Things You Need to Create a Cybersecurity Culture in the Workplace

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Create a Cybersecurity Culture


Long gone are the days when cybersecurity was left up to the less than a hand full of IT technicians to service, support and train end-users. Today, in an age were cyber-attacks are increasing exponentially in both number and complexity. Were organizations must defend themselves from daily data breaches attempts. The need to create a culture of Cybersecurity in the workplace is more important than ever before.

With the prolific and targeted nature of today’s cybersecurity attacks, a concentrated team approach is required to mitigate the threats businesses face today. The challenges many businesses face to create an effective cyber defense posture is the low rate of adoption among employees. When executives are not leading by example, and when best practices are not regularly communicated developing a culture of cybersecurity is doomed to fail. These three action items could help in mitigating these pitfalls and jump starting your development of a cybersecurity culture in your workplace.

Communicate
Developing strong cyber priorities is the first step in building a cyber resilience. An effective defense requires the ongoing communication of your company’s cyber priorities. Employees need reminders regarding policies, best practices and latest threat alerts. The key for effective adoption is to communicate cyber priorities regularly.

Educate
IT departments cannot go at it alone, when a business is intent on strengthening its cyber posture educating employees is key. Corporate cyber priorities are important to company assets, employees need to know how and why. When employees have a stack in the company’s cybersecurity posture the responsibility to protect company assets is shared with everyone, not just IT.

Cultivate
Business owners, executives and management staff who noticeably participate and practice the company’s cybersecurity priorities will have a great impact compared to those who just go through the motion. Cultivation calls for unwavering participation from the top down. A CEO is just as vulnerable and a new hire. Cultivation is a necessity for implementing a cybersecurity culture in the workplace.

To sum this up, with the prolific and targeted nature of today’s cybersecurity attacks, a concentrated team approach is required to mitigate the threats businesses face. Creating

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Mark Sarria

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An energetic and experienced executive who has been in the center of numerous successful ventures. Entrepreneur and founder of CheckupTech a technology systems solutions company that focuses on HIPAA compliance, data security and designing hyper-converged infrastructure. Being creative, honest and relentless have punctuated his career in IT.