All cultures need time to grow. It’s not something that’s going to happen overnight, but if you invest in the right tools and lead by example, you’ll soon be able to transform your organisation and create a secure, panic free environment.
How many times have you heard people making excuses about “computer errors”? It’s the go-to response when payments are missed, astronomical bank charges are requested, and files mysteriously go bump in the night. But the reality is, computers don’t make mistakes – they do exactly what we tell them to do.
Humans, on the other hand? We’re always the weakest link – too much stress, a few drinks after hours and rushing to make it out the door by 5pm can all make people scatty.
According to a 2019 survey conducted by Censuswide, 89% of surveyed organisations in the UK said they had suffered some kind of security breach – of which a staggering 63% had been down to user error.
That’s why the phrase “you’re only human” exists. We’re not super infallible beings; we slip up from time to time. And when we do, the consequences can be dire.
Embedding security culture into your organisation is all about minimising those mistakes and providing humans with a framework that helps them make good decisions.