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Become a Cyber Security Champion
The NTIA survey seems to highlight the dangers of equating breach fatigue with consumer indifference. Though the “it’s not if but when” mindset is reasonable from a security preparation and response perspective, you simply cannot assume that your customers share that mentality.
“Security awareness training has become a business-critical activity, and it’s more important than ever to have employees become advocates of cyber security. It can’t just be an IT issue,” said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies.
“One of the great benefits of cyber security education is that the knowledge is portable. At the end of the day, employees are also consumers. So as more and more organizations work to educate their employees about the dangers of poor cyber hygiene, we will begin to see more and more consumers who are better equipped to identify cyber threats,” Ferrara said. “Highlighting the importance of privacy and data protections in the office has a significant positive impact to employees’ personal lives — but it also has a halo effect for the office as well.”
To reduce risks associated with end-user behaviors, Ferrara advises you be choosy about the security awareness and training activities that are delivered to your end users. He also emphasizes the importance of building a culture of security from the top down.
“Cyber security is everyone’s business, and that should be stressed at all organizational levels,” said Ferrara. “There is a direct correlation between organizations who encourage and promote cyber security education and best-in-class performance. Through security awareness and training, we can upgrade performance on the consumer side as well.”