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Among the individuals charged with protecting and improving a company’s cybersecurity, the CISO is typically seen as the executive for the job. That said, the shift to widespread remote work has made a compelling case for the need to bring security within the remit of other departments.
The pandemic has torn down physical office barriers, opening businesses up to countless vulnerabilities as the number of attack vectors increased. The reality is that every employee is a potential vulnerability and, with the security habits of workers remaining questionable even amid a rising number of data breaches, it’s never been more important to foster a culture of security throughout an organization.
Improving security with culture
We continue to see different data breaches in the news, with hundreds of millions of users on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube having their accounts compromised in the latest breach. These instances, and countless others, are a testament to the critical importance of strong security behaviors – both at work and home – and the training and attentiveness they require.
The shared responsibility in security is closely tied to how employees at all levels perceive the importance of security. If this is ingrained within the culture, they will …
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