In Intelligent CISO, Adam Burns Director of Cybersecurity at Digital Guardian by HelpSystems, offers some top tips for building a culture of cybersecurity and ensuring productive communication between the CISO and the board.
“Responsibilities for cybersecurity extend way beyond the CISO, across the security team and to every IT user in the organisation, from executives to interns and even wider network stakeholders such as business partners. Therefore, CISOs must build a culture where all team members share the vision and goals of the programme and are clear on their individual role in company safeguarding. It’s most effective when this messaging comes from the top down.
It’s important to maintain continuous training while managing a new security initiative, especially when onboarding new employees. A risk assessment performed together with phishing exercises will keep security front of mind for employees.
Any organisation which operates in silos will have greater challenges to boost security strength across the business. If each part of an organisation is interwoven with one another, with shared security goals, that organisation will always be working the hardest to protect its assets.”
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