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Bob Flores on Developing A Culture of Cybersecurity

floreshttps://ctovision.com/wp-content/uploads/05ce858.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" />Mitigating enterprise cyber risk requires broad awareness and action in a way best described as having a culture of cybersecurity. Cognitio partner and co-founder Bob Flores has extensive experience in helping firms across multiple sectors of the economy evaluate and improve their culture of cybersecurity, and recently shared context on this topic at a NYC CyberSecure conference. SC Magazine summarized Bob's points this way:

With the many of the major hacks still taking place through a single point of vulnerability, two security industry pros said its time for organizations to make sure their workers understand the importance of cyber security and actively take part in defending their company.

“You have to develop a culture of security in the company. Everyone from the janitor to the CEO has to think about security all the time,” said Bob Flores, a partner at Cognitio and a former CTO of the Central Intelligence Agency, at the same event. In addition, security knowledge and concern should be made part of a worker's annual review process to show how important the topic is to the company, he said.

Bob also underscored the fact that firms can't just buy a security software tool or bring in a consultant and then assume they are safe. It takes a comprehensive effort, hence the need for a culture of cybersecurity.

You can help your firm develop a culture of cybersecurity by signing up for the free ThreatBrief, a once a day summary of the strategic cyber threats to your business.

For more on this topic and to request and evaluation of your security posture contact Cognitio.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com