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Whitepaper: To measure security culture - a scientific approach

To measure security culture - a scientific approach

This whitepaper from CLTRe explains how to measure security culture in a scientifically valid and reliable way. The whitepaper explores the need for measuring culture, how it is being done today and explains how the CLTRe Toolkit scientific method is different.

The Security Culture Report 2017

‘The Security Culture Report 2017 – Indepth insights into the human factor’investigates the human factors influencing security culture. This report is a deep dive into the security cultures of more than 10 000 employees across 5 industry sectors, 38 companies and two countries. (Full version, 200+ pages)


SCR2017 - Security Culture Report 2017
Gender balance is important to reduce risk and improve security

Gender, Risk and Security

The Security Culture Report 2017 on ‘Gender, Risk and Security’ highlights the importance of gender balance in risk-management strategy. Organisations, departments or teams with a limited balance of genders are more likely to display biased security and risk behaviours. (Excerpt of full report, 20 pages)

Age, Experience, Risk and Security

The Security Culture Report 2017 on ‘Age, Experience, Risk and Security’ shares some fascinating findings on how age and experience correlates with security observations and behaviours of the workforce. (Excerpt of full report, 20 pages)

From CLTRe Research


At CLTRe, we are research driven. Our research department offer reports and analysis to customers and the public, to improve understanding of how security culture influences the global workforce. Our empirical studies are based on data collected using the CLTRe Toolkit.

CLTRe Research provide two types of report offerings:

Bespoke Reports:

The CLTRe Research offer a limited number of bespoke research reports for customers. These reports provides more detailed, bespoke analysis and a more nuanced understanding of the security culture dimensions, directly from their own dataset as collected by the CLTRe Toolkit.

Public Reports:

CLTRe also publish security culture reports that are available for all to read, including the annual Security Culture Report which explores the human factors influencing security culture and offer insights into the differences found across countries, industry sectors, and gender, for example.

Good security culture reduces risk. By improving the understanding of how security culture influences the global workforce, we are helping to protect data and people. Businesses use these insights to understand how to best influence their own security culture(s).

The development of the seven dimensions of security culture, the CLTRe Toolkit security culture measurement tools, and the Security Culture Framework are all based on a multi-disciplinary research, conducted to better understand the dynamics of how security culture can be developed and shaped within organisations. This research draws from different disciplines, incl. sociology, psychology, and cybersecurity, as well as the evidence gathered from large private and public organisations.

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Security Culture Report 2017 Webinar

The Security Culture Report 2017

In depth insights into human factors