Communication a key part of IT security
It's fair to say that data security remains a top priority across the economic landscape.
While companies invest heavily in security, an underutilized method of combating security issues head on involves simply communicating better with employees. Many companies have tried to emphasize that employees need to do their part when it comes to security. But the message has too often grown tiresome.
The problem is that companies, in their zeal to be proactive about the problem, have blunted their own effectiveness. At many companies, the messaging has all the impact of yet another anti-smoking commercial or the boilerplate that's attached to drug company advertisements.
So what to do about this pressing communications problem?
ComputerWorld weighs in with a timely article entitled, "How to talk security so people will listen (and comply!)." After talking to managers at the likes Intel, Royal Philips Electronics and Endurance Services, they came up with a few tips.
- Put threats into context
- Go phishing, internally
- Protect to enable
- Promote security from the top down
- Share your company's hack history
- here's the article