The data-driven and evidence-based Security Culture Maturity Model, developed by KnowBe4 Research, is the industry’s first maturity model specifically geared to measure security culture. The model is fueled by KnowBe4’s massive security awareness, behavior, and culture dataset.
Security Culture is defined as the ideas, customs, and social behaviors of a group that influence its security. Organizational leaders can use the model to visualize their current level of security culture and plan the steps required to progress from one level to another.
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Your employees may have bad security-related behaviors either acquired on their own or through a lack of organizational focus and discipline. These habits can be hard to break. But in this case, favorably changing employee behaviors by architecting a meaningful and relevant security culture could protect your organization and executives from brand damage, reputational loss, and financial hardship.
Your employees’ knowledge, beliefs, values, and behaviors will be the difference between protection and breach. That’s why focusing on security culture is so important. An organization’s employees are at the center of everything; they can either be easy prey, or they can become an effective human layer of defense.
KnowBe4 has more security culture experts and has invested more in the study of security culture than any other vendor. For example, KnowBe4 employees Kai Roer, Perry Carpenter, and Joanna Huisman are three of the world’s most well-known and respected security culture experts. Before Kai’s firm CLTRe merged with KnowBe4 to become KnowBe4 Research, he and his team had been providing consulting services, studying, and creating tools and processes to measure security culture for over a decade. Kai is also the author of the 2015 book “Build A Security Culture,” a go-to resource for security professionals looking to gain greater control of their organization’s security culture.
While at Gartner, Perry and Joanna headed up Gartner’s research efforts into security awareness, behavior management, and culture. As part of that, they worked with thousands of CISOs and security awareness leaders around the world, advised dozens of vendors, and spent hundreds of hours reading and authoring research into these topics.
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