Thursday, October 12, 2017
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is “Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business.” While IT professionals are responsible for ensuring an organization’s security at large, all employees should understand the importance and basics of cybersecurity. Here are a few tips for making cybersecurity part of your organization’s culture.
For more ideas and information, check out this Fuel For Thought blog post, “Six Tips for Creating a Stronger Security Culture In Your Organization.”
Cyber Security Ventures (Global spending on cyber security training to reach $10 billion by 2027): https://cybersecurityventures.com/security-awareness-training-report-2017/
Verizon (25% of employees fall for phishing scams more than once): https://www.knowbe4.com/hubfs/rp_DBIR_2017_Report_execsummary_en_xg.pdf
Forbes (Employees find gamified training more effective): https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2017/10/04/why-you-should-gamify-your-cybersecurity-training/2/#a78d6637b584
Insight, (More than 67% of employees use their own devices at work): https://www.insight.com/en_US/learn/content/2017/01182017-byod-statistics-provide-snapshot-of-future.html