IT pros know the drill: Offering security training for end users is critical because it’s often their mistakes that lead to data breaches. But too often, companies don’t focus their security awareness efforts where it has the biggest impact:
For far too many IT pros, the battle to show executives the value of caring about your security systems is an uphill one. The top brass sees security as a cost-center and one it can’t afford, end of discussion.
The conventional wisdom has always been if you want to get people to think seriously about security, you have to put it in the context of the bottom line. But that might not be the best approach after all.
Three-quarters of senior leaders at companies think that IT security is a necessary cost of doing business. And they seem to prefer a “I don’t care, just get it done” mentality to being active partners in security.
IT is in a precarious position: It has the knowledge to warn executives and users on the dangers of cyberattacks. But for whatever reason, these groups seem unable – or worse, unwilling – to get the message.
Only the most stuck-in-their-ways companies don’t view cybersecurity as a real and alarming threat to their organizations. But a new survey shows the people in charge of that security are often not thought of as worthy of a leadership role.
Every user has the potential to cause security problems. But when it comes to the worst offenders, the hands-down riskiest group in your workplace is senior managers.
A top concern for most IT departments is getting better aligned with the needs and goals of the business. To do that, most executives say IT must do a better job in several key areas.
Getting regular employees to obey IT’s security policies is tough enough. But things get even more difficult when dealing with executives – who, as it turns out, are making plenty of security mistakes on their own.
Sure, everyone in IT knows at least the basic concepts of cloud computing and what the primary risks and benefits are. But that’s not always the case with people in the rest of the organization — and they’re often the ones making decisions about the cloud. Here’s a guide tech pros can pass on to […]