Creating a Cybersecurity Culture
There is sometimes a disconnect between business leaders and IT leaders. However, this can be quite problematic for businesses, especially with a growing amount of cyber threats.
Improving communication between business leaders and IT leaders is a vital aspect of keeping your organization secure. A study by CDW found that 62% of business leaders not in IT positions were extremely confident in their cybersecurity system. Only 34% of people working in IT were that confident in their cybersecurity.
The main issue is that non IT employees often times see cybersecurity as an IT problem, instead of a company wide problem. It is important for businesses to create a cybersecurity culture that demands all employees be educated and attentive to cybersecurity concerns.
IT leaders should also be making a conscious effort to inform business leadership about the current cyber risk environment. When everyone is informed about risks, all employees can make informed decisions online.
In a cybersecurity conversation, IT leaders bring a technical perspective and non-IT leaders bring a business risk management perspective. When all employees work together, businesses are much better protected.
Story via BizTech