New research reveals empirical evidence that organizations with improved security culture see lower security risks.
This latest study from KnowBe4 Research and CLTRe, a KnowBe4 company, analyzes 97,661 employees in 1,115 organizations worldwide. The findings reveal that organizations with improved security culture see significantly lower risky security behaviors.
New Research Findings
Improved security culture reduces credential sharing in cybersecurity
97,661 employees | 1,115 organizations | Global
New 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.
As organizations improve their security culture, the risky behaviors of their employees are significantly 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.
In total, 97,661 employees globally in 1,115 organizations were analyzed. These findings provide very important reasons to focus on improving security culture in organizations. The authors recommend that organizations work to improve their security culture and that they measure the progress. A number of actions that can be taken to move to a better security culture class are suggested.