How would you feel if a thief rang your doorbell at home and said, “I want you to help me burglarize your home?” How would feel if a crook knocked on your door and said, “Will you look the other way while I steal your car and your kids’ bikes and rip out some of your shrubs?”
Building up trust and increasing positive reinforcement can start to help employees to see security in a different light, and possibly even start to change some minds about the personal benefits of paying close attention to security rules.
Security awareness isn't just education, communications and training. It is cultural change and a movement that requires buy in from the top down and the bottom up. All too often, employees are told they are the weakest link, but they can also be a huge asset to any security team if they are given the right tools and trained properly.
Until the massive U.S. Target store credit and debit card data breach in 2013, the lasting impact of cybercrimes was a relatively unknown experience to most consumers, and it wasn’t on the top list of HR onboarding topics either.
Within security leadership associations and meetings, key decisions are made about paths forward in the security industry, driving us to become trusted advisors, to learn about CSOs’ pain points and challenges, and to devise a more effective strategic direction for my company.