KnowBe4, the world’s largest platform for security awareness and simulated phishing, notes that the global security culture in general has improved in recent times. This is clear from the 2022 Security Culture Report presented today by the research division of KnowBe4 Research. This research maps the global trends of security culture.
Security culture refers to ideas, habits, and social behaviors that affect their cyber security. The 2022 KnowBe4 Security Culture Report looked at seven different dimensions of security culture (attitude, behavior, cognition, communication, compliance, norms and responsibilities) in different regions and industries around the world.
Key findings of the report:
- There is a great deal of interest in defense culture in Africa, especially in South Africa, where a high level of security culture has been achieved.
- In Asia, security cultural scores vary widely between countries. While Japan is acting reasonably, countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia are showing dangerously low security cultural index scores.
- In Europe, both Sweden and Ireland are often considered technologically advanced. Apart from these two countries, Italy and Bulgaria also have a high security culture.
- In the United States, there are differences in security culture based on organization size, with smaller companies generally performing better than larger companies.
- In Oceania, the defense culture of Australia and New Zealand is very different. No country is performing better.
- Central and South America are now beginning to measure security culture and more and more countries are being added from these regions each year.
“Security culture is about how people think about a safe environment and how they face it. This report focuses on those key elements,” said Perry Carpenter, chief evangelist and strategist at KnowBe4. , The culture of security has evolved in all areas and industries. This is a very promising finding of our research and emphasizes that security culture should be seen as an essential asset used to reduce risk and improve safety. Furthermore, KnowBe4’s simulated phishing ratings, measurements such as security culture research and recommendations for current security awareness training help to create an enhanced security culture around the world.
The 2022 Security Culture Report contains responses from KnowBe4 clients – more than 257,000 employees at 1,456 companies worldwide – who also completed the Security Culture survey. Visit https://www.knowbe4.com/organizational-cyber-security-culture-research-report Download the 2022 KnowBe4 Security Cultural Report.
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