Beyond Talking the Talk: Building Cybersecurity into a Company’s DNA

Security is constant. It’s fast-paced with a high burnout rate, and many companies continue to struggle with implementing basic security controls. Given the overwhelming reality of resources and time that are already being dedicated to a company’s security strategy, how can organizations begin to build security into a company’s DNA in a realistic way?

While it may seem onerous or unrealistic to some, it is possible to create more than a cyber-aware culture. Changing the fabric of a company’s DNA is more than just a Pollyanna goal, it’s a necessary reality. But it will take time and leadership buy-in. The very basic building blocks require a shift in the way companies think about accountability. It starts with making everyone in the organization responsible for cybersecurity.

When security is a part of the profit and loss statement, it inherently becomes a priority of the company’s goals. These are the ideas and behaviors we need to be going after in order to make security a priority for the organization.

Read about a few ways to rebuild a company’s DNA and make a real difference in the way employees, the C-Suite, and the board value security, on Security Magazine.

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