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Cybersecurity is often associated with complex technology and skilled, technical experts. Technology and IT professionals are certainly one part of protective cybersecurity, but a strong culture of cybersecurity goes well beyond technology and security experts. Given that the average cost of a data breach is now approaching $4 million, cybersecurity is rightly being paid a lot of attention. CPA firms are also at particular risk given the high financial value of their data, and there are certain threats that specifically target CPA firms. As we’ve pointed out in previous blog topics, the best wall in the world won’t help if someone on the inside lets the intruder in through the gate. A culture of cybersecurity ensures that all staff understand their importance in keeping the company secure. At Cetrom, we focus on using the most advanced technology including artificial intelligence, offering 24/7 assistance, and employing skilled engineers, yet we continually emphasize to our clients that creating a culture of cybersecurity is one of the best things they can do to protect their company. Here are some of the suggestions we have for creating a cybersecurity culture.
Culture is mostly made up of the little things that often go unnoticed to people within that culture. In a society it can be things like how people are greeted or popular meals and even what eye contact symbolizes. Similarly, cybersecurity culture is made up of everyday actions and routines like how staff choose passwords and send information to each other and clients. Cybersecurity culture is also how emails are opened and answered, as well as the organization’s policies concerning remote work, web browsing, and data storage. Cybersecurity culture may seem mundane, but strong security is built on these simple fundamentals. Culture can be thought of as the end result of habits and mindsets. In order to change a culture, or create a new one, an organization and its members must pay careful attention to their everyday actions and routines.
Creating a strong cybersecurity culture needs to be based in simplicity, easy to understand and actionable requests, and clear reasoning and communication. The end goal is to eliminate barriers for staff in order to get complete buy-in around the priority of cybersecurity. Below are five of the ways that we at Cetrom have helped our clients create a culture of cybersecurity.
At Cetrom, we certainly believe in and actively use advanced technology and capable engineers. But we also recognize the importance a company’s culture plays in avoiding cybersecurity incidents and data breaches. It’s why we offer frequent employee training, system testing, and around-the-clock support. Even if your company isn’t quite ready to upgrade your security to a cloud-based solution, improving your firm’s cybersecurity culture is one of the most proactive steps you can take to improve security. As a starting place for creating a stronger culture of cybersecurity, focus on the everyday habits, implementing long-term institutional change, and building a culture where security is the easy, default choice. If you have questions about how to create a culture of cybersecurity at your specific organization or how to take the next step toward better security, contact Cetrom today.
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