September 24, 2022

Volume XII, Number 267

Advertisement

September 23, 2022

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

September 22, 2022

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis
Advertisement

Building a Cybersecurity Culture is Critical!

DarkReading.com reported “With cyberattacks becoming more frequent and costly, not to mention the additional challenges inherent in securing a remote workforce, it is more important than ever that organizations build a culture of security.”  The July 29, 2022 article entitled “3 Tips for Creating a Security Culture” included the comments about TIP #1 “Don't Be the Team of "No"”:

Security teams are often seen as the team of "no," or like the doctor telling you that you should really cut out salty foods entirely. You might agree in general, but how realistic is it that you never have salty foods again? If rules are overly restrictive or they make tasks significantly harder, people are going to cheat the system. We have to find a way to have more carrot and less stick. We have to pave the road for employees so that security isn't a chore.

It is absolutely important for there to be training on phishing attacks, use two-factor authentication, and regularly change passwords. But how could we simplify this process? I'm a big fan of companies giving employees a subscription to a password manager. This solves one of those concerns while arguably making employees' lives a bit simpler. It's very much about building a two-way street rather than being a hardened gate. This allows us to start building in processes alongside other departments that make sense for their workflow. These processes will change from company to company, but the key here is to look for ways that security can be improved while also improving the workflow for employees in general.

Here are all 3 TIPS:

  1. Don't Be the Team of "No"
  2. Embrace Agility
  3. Break Down Silos

Great advice and well said!

© 2022 Foley & Lardner LLPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 213
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

About this Author

Peter Vogel, trial attorney, Foley Lardner
Partner

Peter Vogel is renowned as both a trial and transactional lawyer who deeply understands technology, science and intellectual property, and the opportunities and problems they pose for clients. Governments and administrative agencies, as well as major corporations and emerging businesses, rely on Peter to get right to the heart of an information technology or e-discovery dispute; he knows what to expect and how it will play out in the courtroom. This eliminates unproductive rabbit trails and reduces the cost of litigation for all parties. When negotiating agreements for...

214-999-4422
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement