How to Build a Strong Cybersecurity Culture
DTX Tech Predictions Mini Summit
The ways organizations should go about establishing a strong internal cybersecurity culture was discussed by a panel during the Tech Predictions Mini Summit.
The speakers firstly acknowledged that cyber-criminals are increasingly exploiting the lack of security awareness amongst staff to target organizations. Javvad Malik, security awareness advocate at Knowbe4, outlined social engineering attacks and credential stuffing attacks as among the main vectors he sees employed, methods which trick users into clicking on a malicious link or giving away crucial information.
Marianna Pereira, director of email security products,
for example by gaining access to a corporate email account to send phishing links to unsuspecting customers. “The recipients will trust the source and therefore be more likely to engage with that,” she added.
Recognizing that staff are often the biggest risk to organizations, and taking steps to improve basic cybersecurity
to create real change staff need to appreciate
secure in their personal lives “in the thought that they will bring that with them to work.”
Being able to communicate well with various personnel throughout an organization is a crucial component of building a strong cybersecurity culture, according to the panelists. The first step is to tailor language appropriately.
Malik stressed the importance
However, Booth disagreed with this point, saying that “the onus should be on the security professional to be better at the information that they share.”
The panelists went on to discuss how security teams can become more approachable within organization, becoming viewed as an enabler and working to find solutions with employees rather than being a department that says “no.” Part of this involves acceptance that errors can be made and encouraging employees to come forward and report issues they see, enabling security teams to take quick action. Malik commented: “If we blame or try to shame people for clicking on a link then they’ll be reluctant to come forward – they’ll make up an excuse.”
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