Security is constant. It’s fast-paced with a high burnout rate, and many companies continue to struggle with implementing basic security controls. Given the overwhelming reality of resources and time that are already being dedicated to a company’s security strategy, how can organizations begin to build security into a company’s DNA in a realistic way?
While it may seem onerous or unrealistic to some, it is possible to create more than a cyber-aware culture. Changing the fabric of a company’s DNA is more than just a Pollyanna goal, it’s a necessary reality. But it will take time and leadership buy-in. The very basic building blocks require a shift in the way companies think about accountability. It starts with making everyone in the organization responsible for cybersecurity.
Let’s be clear that there is a difference between corporate culture and a company’s DNA. The DNA encompassing everything that relates to the very fibers of the organization. All those aspects of the company that we don’t think about it. When we talk about building cyber into the company DNA, we want it to be part of the normal day-to-day operations. Security needs to be part of what we are investing into the organization and people throughout the year. So that limited resources of time and money never diminish the way the company values security, it must be part of the corporate development life cycle.
When security is a part of the profit and loss statement, it inherently becomes a priority of the company’s goals. These are the ideas and behaviors we need to be going after in order to make security a priority for the organization.
So, what are some realistic steps you can take today? Here are a few ways to rebuild a company’s DNA and make a real difference in the way employees, the C-Suite, and the board value security[…] Read more »