Creating a security-focused organization

Five tenets for companies to consider when building an adaptive, security-first company culture.

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Vanessa Cook

March 2024

Key takeaways

  • Thanks to ongoing shifts in the threat landscape, companies must continue to advance their approaches to security. With more than 1,800 data breaches across the U.S. in 2022, 63% more than a pre-pandemic year, corporate leaders are under increasing pressure to implement cybersecurity controls that evolve with their business practices.
  • Today, adaptability is key to a strong security culture. Companies should focus on skills that allow employees to develop a mindset that treats security as an ever-evolving objective that requires constant review, rather than a "set and forget" approach. A strong security culture covers the basics but doesn't stop there.
  • We identify and explore five tenets to consider when building an adaptive, security-first company culture: capabilities, collaboration, communication, education and empowerment.

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