Data security and clearer cybersecurity communication are matters of the entire organization
So are IT professionals a closed, stubborn tribe that has developed their own secret language? It would be stereotypical to think that way. However, it is essential to clarify the messages and communicate them even better between the various experts. As society and business become more and more networked, decision-making on the big lines of cybersecurity cannot be left to the security team alone.
Employees also want to do the right thing: no one basically wants to be a security risk. But if “cybersecurity” is thought to be a separate unit on the responsibility of others, it may not become a natural part of everyone’s workday.
The story doesn’t end there – security is practical deeds
Data and services are only secure when every employee understands their role in securing them. As human beings, we need timely information and advice to support decisions, whether big or small.
The abstract concept of cybersecurity needs to be disassembled to tools and deeds similar to traffic signs. We all know about general risks, but we still need some signs to show us, where we should be extra cautious.
“If cybersecurity is not understood, then we professionals have not explained things well enough,” emphasizes Elina Niemimaa.