New KnowBe4 Research Finds Credential Sharing Risk Reduces With Improved Security Culture Score
KnowBe4 Releases “How Security Culture Invokes Secure Behavior” White Paper
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced a new white paper aimed to prove with data for the first time the correlation between security culture and secure behavior, titled “How Security Culture Invokes Secure Behavior.”
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The findings of this white paper are based on research data from the Security Culture and Credential Sharing survey and show that improving one’s security culture directly translates into more secure employee behaviors such as a reduction in credential staffing risks and to the overall reduction of organizational risk. In fact, there is a 52 times difference between the behaviors of credential sharing in the worst class (Poor) and the best class (Good). This means the more focus given to security culture, the greater the likelihood that employees will follow secure practices and adopt more secure behaviors.
“Through this groundbreaking research, we have been able to validate the link between security culture and secure behavior,” said Joanna Huisman, SVP strategic insights and research, KnowBe4. “In this paper, we have outlined actionable steps that organizations can take to help build upon and improve their security culture. These steps outline concrete ways to help build a solid security culture for organizations aiming to be more secure overall.”
This is the most comprehensive study of examining the behavior and security culture, with over 97,000 employees across 1,115 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 has observed that the link exists between the level of security culture in an organization and the measure of secure behavior of its employees.