Getting Employees On Board with Security

Getting Employees On Board with Security

We’ve previously written about how most employees ignore IT security policies. While we may offer best practices for security to our employees, they may be too focused on their jobs to pay attention. There are a myriad of reasons why employees may not pay attention to security processes, so here are some great tips from Search Security on how to integrate security into the corporate culture:

  1. Focus on employee needs – let them know potential outcomes of data loss and how it could impact the company and them
  2. Use memorable and accessible messaging
  3. Use opinion leaders within the company to deliver and reinforce messages rather than security bureaucrats
  4. Encourage changes with cooperative measures (the article gives a good example of how to encourage better password practices)
  5. Track the progress of new processes (such as suggesting better passwords) and continue to encourage strong security measures by highlighting good examples

Did you know we offer professional services? In our Absolute Diagnostic, we can review your overall asset administration plan including your partners, priorities, process, and the tools you employ, as well as reviewing how you’re using our technology. We also offer training services and certifications for our programs. Through Absolute Training Services you can not only identify critical product skills and resourcing gaps, it can also assist your organizations overall asset management or security strategies.

Arieanna Schweber
Arieanna Schweber has been a part of the Absolute writing team since 2007. Arieanna was Canada’s first female professional blogger and has been professionally blogging since 2006 and has spoken at leading blogging conferences including BlogHer and Northern Voice. Arieanna has a joint degree in Business and Communications from Simon Fraser University and continues to build communities for Vancouver-based clients.

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