How To Create a Security Culture For Your Practice

According to the Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA), security culture is defined as:

"a pattern of behaviors, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, and ways of doing things around the information security within an organization."

It impacts an organization’s knowledge base and perspective about the way they make decisions on everything:

Your BYOD (bring your own device) policy
Your patch policy
Your hiring policy for the IT department
Your purchasing policy for updating systems and technology

What does your security policy say about you?

The real purpose of creating a security culture

Why should you concern yourself with increasing security culture in your practice? Common sense says it’s to make technology more secure.

7 IT Trends To Prepare Your Practice For In 2020

Think for a moment about how your practice will look in the year 2025.

Will it change much from how you operate today?

The biggest changes will undoubtedly involve technology. There’s no arguing that digital transformation is coming on strong. While you don’t have to take a big leap of faith today and switch every system currently in place with a digital resource, you will start falling behind if you don’t have a plan for change.

What Is Zero Trust? Why Should You Use It For Security?

Think about everything you trust.

You trust your employees are doing their jobs. You trust your office manager with the keys to your office. You trust your accountant is filing your taxes.

What about your company information that lives in the cloud? Is it being handled safely and securely? Do you trust your employees are handling it appropriately?

The concept of Zero Trust is centered on the belief that you shouldn’t automatically trust anything at any point in the security process.

The Challenge In Finding The Right Cybersecurity Team Member

Let’s talk about your cybersecurity team for a moment. Who do you have in place working to keep your data safe and secure? Are they trained to meet today’s demands? Are they doing a competent job?

According to an ESG report The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2018, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of respondents stated that cybersecurity skills shortage has impacted their organizations.