The need for top notch cybersecurity is no longer a secret in any industry. The number of ransomware attacks and data breaches continues to rise each year, and shows no sign of stopping in the future.
Edward McAndrew, a contributor to DARKReading, published an article with tips for creating a “culture of cybersecurity” in an organization. McAndrew lists 10 aspects of creating a cybersecurity culture, including:
- Bring everyone to the table
- Avoid contributing to your own victimization
- Eschew a compliance-only mentality
- Employ Information Governance best practices
- Utilize information resources
- Counter the insider threat
- Manage the third-party threat
- Control your endpoints
- Adopt the latest security best practices
- Never assume that cybersecurity incidents are over
Each of these steps is key to establishing a cybersecurity culture and creating awareness of cyber threats at each level of an organization. Taking these precautions can decrease the likelihood of a data breach or ransomware attack, but one of the best ways to ensure full data security is to work with a certified IT asset management company.
Certified IT asset managers provide the best practices in data security at all stages of enterprise IT’s lifecycle. Partnering with an ITAM provider ensures data is properly managed and erased at the end of a device’s use.
HOBI International, Inc. is an R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 and WBE certified IT asset management company. HOBI provides complete data security at each stage of a device’s life, and data erasure using an in-house tool, the NIST-compliant HOBI Shield.
Creating a culture of cybersecurity in an organization takes communication of cyber threats at all levels. One way to establish a cybersecurity-aware culture is to work with an certified IT asset manager to ensure data security at all levels.