Think about your organization’s security culture and answer the following questions:
If you’re having difficulty answering any of these questions, then your security culture is most likely not well defined or apparent to your employees.
Well, you’re in luck because KnowBe4 has done the research to put you in the know.
KnowBe4’s Security Culture Report is the result of data collected from 120,000 global employees in the following industries: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Consulting, Business Services, Technology, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Services, Not for Profit, Other, Retail & Wholesale, Legal, Manufacturing, Government, Construction, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Education.
The purpose of the Security Culture Report is to provide an objective scientific method for assessing, reporting and comparing the relative cybersecurity culture-related strengths and weaknesses of individuals, organizations, industry sectors, regions and across the following 7 dimensions: Attitudes, Behavior, Cognition, Communication, Compliance, Norms & Responsibility.
When was the last time you took the attitude pulse of your employees relative to security?
If there is a level of indifference vs. ownership, especially from the top, that can create significant issues with overall employee adoption and poor attitudes. Your end-users need to see your leadership “walk the walk.” And, they need to believe that the work they do, coupled with their adherence to security policies, really makes a difference.
Expected organizational security behaviors need to be taught, modeled, and reinforced. Your employees may have bad security related behaviors, either acquired on their own or collected through a lack of organizational discipline, that you need to fix through training, coaching and reinforcement.
The power of the Security Culture Report is that it helps you better understand the distinct factors that comprise an otherwise amorphous concept. Armed with an understanding of the 7 dimensions of Culture, you can then begin to consider your own organization’s security culture – and you can begin to intentionally measure and move your culture to improve your security and reduce risk.
Ready to begin the journey? Download the 2020 Security Culture Report from KnowBe4 Research.
Want to measure your own Security Culture? KnowBe4 customers have access to the Security Culture Survey (SCS) in the ModStore Training Library.