Developing a Cybersecurity culture in the workplace starts at the top with the board and creates an advocacy and ambassadorial approach to the promotion of safe Cybersecurity practices that integrate seamlessly with employee’s day to day work.
Cybersecurity shouldn’t be a tiresome task, it should be a mindset possessed by every individual and practiced with every process. Cybersecurity should be part of business processes as standard, not something that is added on, creating pressure and stress.
Implementing a corporate wide Cybersecurity culture is about making employees aware of Cybersecurity threats and enabling them to amend and adapt their behaviours accordingly in order to mitigate potential threats. It is about common sense, attitude, teamwork, and empowering workers and teams to have the confidence to practice Cybersecurity protection and identify and deal with risk if they discover it.
Enabling and empowering employees to improve their technology behaviors helps them to make better choices in the way they work. With many Cybersecurity breaches occurring because an employee has unsuspectingly released malware to their system and/or been manipulated by a cybercriminal this approach is essential.
Cybersecurity skills and culture are entirely transferable outside the workforce and help anyone to maintain best practice in their use of technology. In the modern workplace, employees should consider cyber safety in the same way as they do road safety. We advocate building a cyberculture that is practical, consistent and safe and that every employee believes in.
Empowered and Cybersecurity educated employees understand their role in Cybersecurity, the cyber attacks they may be faced with, and they care about their own activities and behaviors. This allows them to deal with risk and understand the impact their response has on the safety and protection of the company they work for.