Top Mistakes C-Level Execs Make When It Comes to Security and Compliance

by Sarah Harvey / February 6th, 2020

How Can C-Levels Overcome Compliance Challenges?

The growth and maturity of the security function will only rise as far as its leader’s capacity. Cyber and compliance threats are advancing, threatening our organizations’ financial and human resources. Because of this, business leaders must learn how to overcome the potential mistakes they make when it comes to information security and compliance and develop our leaders to face the potential mistakes we make when it comes to information security and compliance. What are some of the common mistakes C-level executives make when it comes to overseeing security and compliance? In this webinar, Joseph Kirkpatrick will teach executives how to conquer challenges like implementing a culture of security throughout your organization, overcoming the language barrier of cybersecurity and technology, common misconceptions around security and privacy, and developing the talent of your personnel.

The First Mistakes Executives Need to Overcome

When first establishing your business culture, what did you want it focus on? Integrity? Team-oriented atmosphere? Maybe even fun? While these are all notable components to a business culture, if security is remotely of any interest to you, you’ll also include it the culture you establish. Why? Because whatever you base your culture on – whether it’s teamwork or security – it’ll be something you’ll train on regularly, discuss often, and your personnel will be more likely to actively participate in the culture. How can you do this? By creating a cybersecurity culture management plan. This plan should define your organization’s security objections, establish education and training requirements, and place personal responsibility on employees to ensure security. After all, everyone – regardless of your position in the company – plays a role in security.

Culture Training is a Necessity

If you aren’t conducting some type of culture training, you should be. As millennials become a bigger portion of the workforce, businesses are experiencing increasing security incidents. While in the past, it was considered that the older generations – those with less technology experience – were more like to fall victim to social engineering attempts, millennials are the ones that pose the greatest threat to your business as they’re more likely to share and connect with strangers online. Because of this, you must adjust your training. Ask yourself: Are you providing the necessary and the right training to the newest members of your workforce? Do you millennial-aged personnel know not to share sensitive information online? What happens if they do?

Is your security culture non-existent? Need more information on culture training? It’s never too late to address the culture of security at your organization. Learn more about conquering this challenge and how to overcome four other mistakes by watching the full webinar now.