How to Create and Maintain a Cybersecurity Culture within Your Business

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It’s October again, and that means it’s time to recognize Cyber Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “See Yourself in Cyber,” and we here at Fresh Managed IT are all about helping people to understand proper cyber hygiene and integrating good practices in their own businesses.

We’re strong believers that cybersecurity should be a top priority for businesses of all shapes and sizes, which is why we wanted to dedicate this blog post to helping our readers understand how to create and maintain a cybersecurity culture within their own businesses.

What is a Cybersecurity Culture?

A cybersecurity culture is defined as the set of values, behaviors, processes and traditions that guide an organization’s approach to managing its security risks. In other words, it’s the way in which your business approaches and prioritizes cybersecurity both internally and externally. 

The ultimate focus of a cybersecurity culture is to encourage everyone to work to protect your data, systems and networks from unauthorized access or theft.

Tips for Creating a Security-Conscious Culture in Your Workplace

There are a few key things you can do to help create a cybersecurity culture in your workplace:

  • Make cybersecurity a priority for everyone in the organization: In order to craft a better culture, it’s important to make cybersecurity a priority for everyone in the organization – from the C-suite down to the front-line employees.
  • Educate and train your employees: One of the best ways to encourage cybersecurity best practices is to educate and train your employees on what they can do to stay safe online. This can be done through regular training sessions, lunch-and-learns, or even just by sharing articles and resources on a regular basis.
  • Implement policies and procedures: Another way to help create a cybersecurity culture is to implement policies and procedures that everyone in the organization must follow. These can include things like password requirements, acceptable use policies, and data handling procedures.
  • Lead by example: As with anything, culture starts from the top down. So it’s important for leaders and managers to set the tone when it comes to cybersecurity. This means being proactive about cyber safety, following all policies and procedures, and leading by example when it comes to best practices.

Who is Responsible for Developing a Company Culture?

Developing a cybersecurity culture is a team effort, but as we mentioned, it starts with management. It’s up to leaders within the organization to set the tone for how cybersecurity is approached, and they need to be held accountable for making sure their teams are adhering to best practices. Once a cybersecurity culture is established, it’s important to maintain it through ongoing training and awareness efforts.

How Fresh Managed IT Can Help

Here at Fresh Managed IT, we’re passionate about helping our clients build strong security cultures within their businesses. We offer a wide range of cybersecurity services, from managed security monitoring to incident response planning. We also offer employee training on cybersecurity best practices, and we can help you develop policies and procedures that will keep your data safe.¬†

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you create a cybersecurity culture in your workplace.