IT Governance encourages organizations to build a cybersecurity culture during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, October 7, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- IT Governance, the leading provider of cybersecurity and data protection expertise, is encouraging organizations to build a cybersecurity culture in the workplace during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and beyond.

NCSAM takes place every year in October as a collaborative effort between the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and cybersecurity industry leaders in an effort to equip organizations with the tools they need to be secure and protect their information assets.

This week’s theme focuses on building a security culture in the workplace to ensure staff are aware of the cyber threats that could target their organization and the best practices to avoid falling prone to such threats.

Alan Calder, the founder and chief executive officer of IT Governance, said: “Every business, regardless of size, is a target for cyber criminals and at risk of suffering a data breach. This month, more than ever, we encourage organizations to create a cybersecurity culture by educating staff on the key elements of information security, passively conveying security best practices and equipping staff with the resources to strengthen their knowledge of information security.”

Alongside technology and processes, the human factor is an essential element of a sound cybersecurity strategy, yet the most difficult to control. To help information security professionals learn how to create a cybersecurity culture that promotes cybersecurity in the workplace, IT Governance recommends the best-sellers. Build a Security Culture and The Psychology of Information Security.

Moreover, organizations are encouraged to educate their staff about the key elements that make up an information security management system (ISMS) by engaging them with the ISMS card game. The card game, designed by information security experts, aims to educate individuals and teams about the information security issues they may be faced with to enhance their capability to deal with information security issues effectively.

In addition to educating staff, IT Governance promotes passively conveying cybersecurity practices with information security awareness posters and reinforces the importance of providing staff with informative and thought-provoking pocket guides to strengthen their knowledge of information and online security.

For more information about IT Governance’s information security products and services please visit the website, contact our consultancy team direct at servicecenter@itgovernanceusa.com or call us on 1-877-317-3454.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

IT Governance Ltd is the single-source provider of books, tools, training and consultancy for IT governance, risk management and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.

Mihaela Jucan
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