Despite the serious nature of maintaining cybersecurity measures, however, many employees may view it as just another chore to get through. So which approaches work for getting employees buy-in on cybersecurity measures? Below, six entrepreneurs from Forbes Technology Council weigh in on their most effective methods.
1. Share Stories Or Run War Games
One of the best ways to get buy-in on security is to share any of the numerous stories where procedures weren’t followed. It’s not about scaring people, it’s about showing how little things can have a big impact. If you’re worried about creating too much fear, running war games is another great practice. Run audits and share how teams were tricked in a non-judgmental way. – Dan Garfield, Codefresh
2. Be Transparent
There is no fool-proof system. Even the best software will not cover you 100%. Transparency is key. Your people need to be informed. A consistent transparent communications system around security policies, especially around data and the vulnerabilities your organization and employees face if security is compromised, is imperative. – Rutesh Shah,Infostretch
3. Communicate And Provide Tools
You first need to communicate what the company is doing and how it helps protect our customers, employees and the business from attack. Secondly, you need to provide tools and policies that help team members take appropriate action and offer appropriate training to help them be successful. Team members want to do the right thing and they are more vigilant when they have the tools to be successful. – Kevin MacDonald, Kit Check