Human Behavior Creates a Cyberculture Blog


Businesses that invest heavily in cybersecurity tend to prioritize technology over the human factor, which continues to be the primary risk of cybersecurity. Cybercriminals use different methods of infiltration, like phishing emails, utilizing risky websites and apps, taking advantage of employees’ weak passwords, and so on. Employees themselves are the first line of defense for a company. As such, cybersecurity initiatives need to be directed towards fortifying their employees.

Within cybersecurity, workplace culture has a significant impact on the overall organization's security posture.Workplace cybersecurity culture encompasses more than simply imposing restrictions without adequate explanation and reminding employees to change their passwords on a regular basis. Employees aren't intentionally endangering the company; they simply need training and assistance. To do so, companies must improve their cyberculture. Showing how their behavior can measurably help or hinder the organization's structure is crucial to building the backbone of your cyber-culture.

Begin with the fundamentals

Businesses frequently skip over the fundamentals. This causes a lot of uncertainty among personnel, leading to security breaches that could have been easily prevented. For example, enforcing a strong password policy can make a significant difference. Having standard password regulations gives an additional layer of security, making it more difficult for hackers to gain access to your system.

Make it simple for people to report threats

It's common for employees to think of IT and security departments as teams they only interact with when something goes wrong. In order to foster a culture, it’s imperative that all departments have open lines of communication. Employees should feel comfortable approaching the security department to report something or to respond constructively when mistakes are made. Workers should view their security team and senior executives as a resource for assistance and be encouraged to speak up if something suspicious is discovered.

Utilizing a data-driven approach

One of the true challenges that organizations face is their inability to identify the bad actors within their organizations. If a business can determine who is responsible for these incidents, they are well on their way to developing a stronger cyber-immune culture. By implementing analytics and security tools to address these issues, most organizations can achieve a much higher level of positive security awareness. SecurityAdvisor delivers a unique approach to building a cyber-secure culture. By delivering real-time and on-the-spot micro-nudges to its users. This unique technology gives personalized and individual coaching in real-time to “at-risk” workers. Teaching employees how to spot and remediate cyberattacks assists in better understanding the human behavior of their security posture and creates stronger cyberculture.

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