In current time, take a look at any newspaper or magazine and you will understand how vulnerable your organization is to security and data breaches. Moreover, we don’t have complete protection against the corporate dangers to keep pace with the danger landscape. This is obvious by the fact that at present, nobody in the complete world would make a declaration like “My Company is absolutely protected”.
Also for any management, if humans are the wonderful asset, then they turn out to be the vulnerable link as well. Thus, what is needed is proper “Security Culture”. It will assist your workers understand the correct things to do when they found something questionable is going on whether online or offline.
Therefore, we are writing down some main tips to assist you instruct a security culture in your company.
Make ‘all in’ in your goal!
Your first line of protection against security dangers should be developed within your own company rather than for far away burglars and criminals. The drive for security is not the only responsibility of the security department, but must be deep rooted in each and every member of the company.
Another important thing is to understand that the Security Culture in no sense is a ‘once in a year’ event. It is a stubborn process which should be fixed in all day-to-do procedures and tasks. The management shall also organize quarterly examine to check on the development of such initiatives.
Shake their senses for it!
Different individual have various interests and you can never be too sure about what will click the thought process of the person. Thus, play with a variation of awareness channels! Use posters, newsletters, a team get-together or in-person meetings.
Talk short and relevant when you are giving a speech because nobody likes the school long lectures. The more timely and smacking your address is, the better it is!
Get back to the basics!
Let your staff embrace the basic concept of security and compare the reasons behind the rules they are asked to abide. When the concepts are known rather than imposed, then your security culture could go a long path. For example, tell them that why they are being asked not to abide random email links or share essential information to unclear online sites.
The following keystones:
- Passwords: This is the most main step when it comes to protection, but also possibly the most avoided one. Foster a good password & code policy among your staff and take continuous updates to ensure that all the staff is on the same page.
- Patches: Keep all your patches and software applications always up-to-date. It is advisable to start a routine patch update program which comes in handy in case of serious emergencies.
- Limited Access: The more the exposure, the more is the danger! There must be rude rules when it comes to accessing the files or documents and resources of the management. Allow the members to access the data and files or documents only that they require and nothing beyond that.
- Inventory: Keep the total count of your resources, machines and anything else. Tag them, claim them and protect them! The BYOD (bring your own device) culture undoubtedly scales up your management’s inventory, but, then you have to extra careful that by any chance, someone does not take away your machine or modified tools or your official data.