New research from CLTRe, a KnowBe4 company, reveals empirical evidence that organizations with improved security culture see significantly lower risky security behaviors.
Empirical evidence shows that security culture and security behaviors are closely linked. Actions such as opening opening phishing emails, clicking on malicious links, and unintentional credential sharing are all reduced when an organization’s security culture score improves.
97,661 employees in 1,115 organizations worldwide were analyzed by CLTRe and KnowBe4 Research in this latest study.
As organizations improve their security culture, the risky behaviors of their employees are reduced. For example, organizations with Poor Security Culture (5.2% of employees enter data) have 52 times as much risky behaviors as those organizations classed as having Good Security Culture.
These findings provide very important reasons to focus on improving security culture in organizations.
The full report is available to download from https://get.clt.re/credential-sharing-research/ .