How to Make Cybersecurity Part of Your Company Culture: 5 Effective Strategies for Leaders to Implement

Fostering a cybersafe workplace starts at the top. Companies that want to protect themselves need to invest in their leaders, so they can go on to implement effective cybersecurity measures at every level of the organization. Wondering how to get everyone on board? Here are a few of the most effective strategies for creating a cybersafe culture from the top down:

1. Discuss the Importance of Cybersecurity Early & Often

Employees are more inclined to take cybersecurity seriously when they know their supervisors do. As such, it’s wise to discuss the importance of maintaining a cybersafe workplace from day one. For example, showing new team members how to avoid falling victim to common scams should be part of the onboarding process.

2. Make It Easy to Take Action

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how well-intentioned a cybersecurity measure might be; if it’s neither convenient nor user-friendly, it’s not going to be effective. The only way to ensure employees will take action to protect the network is by making said action incredibly easy.

For example, workers are more likely to send suspicious emails to the company’s IT provider if they can do so at the touch of a button. For this reason, it’s advisable to add a forwarding link with the appropriate recipient to the internal communications email software. 

3. Acknowledge When Employees Support the Company’s Efforts

When someone goes the extra mile to protect the network–by forwarding suspicious emails, for example, or sharing a news article on the latest cybersecurity threat–they should be acknowledged. There are a number of creative ways to recognize employees who go above and beyond and ultimately inspire others to do the same. For example, some companies create electronic badges that they’ll distribute to workers who take steps to keep hackers at bay. The recipients can then put these badges in their email signature to let others know that they’re a “cyberhero.”

4. Create an Ongoing Training Program

Because hackers are always finding new ways to infiltrate networks, cybertraining should be an ongoing process. In addition to receiving guidance during the onboarding process, for example, employees should undergo additional cybersecurity awareness training sessions periodically. This will ensure they’re always up-to-date on the latest threats. 

Turn to NOYNIM IT Solutions for Maximum Protection

For help protecting your network, turn to the certified cybersecurity experts at NOYNIM IT Solutions. We provide Denver IT services to small and mid-sized businesses that want enterprise-grade solutions without the overhead. Instead of building a costly IT department in-house, turn to our team, and we’ll bridge the gap between your anticipated needs and your current capacity. To discuss your cybersecurity concerns with a knowledgeable member of our team, reach out on our Contact Form or call (720) 524-8616.


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