We’re thrilled to introduce the Security Culture Maturity Model, the industry’s first maturity model specifically geared to measure security culture!
The model, developed by KnowBe4 Research, is fueled by KnowBe4’s massive security awareness, behavior, and culture dataset.
Security Culture is defined as the ideas, customs, and social behaviors of a group that influence its security. Organizational leaders can use the model to visualize their current level of security culture and plan the steps required to progress from one level to another.
The model is an evidence-driven framework for understanding and benchmarking the current security-related maturity of an organization, industry vertical, region, or any measurable group. It establishes five different maturity levels based on a variety of factors:
- Level 1: Basic Compliance
- Level 2: Security Awareness Foundation
- Level 3: Programmatic Security Awareness & Behavior
- Level 4: Security Behavior Management
- Level 5: Sustainable Security Culture
The Importance of Security Culture
Your employees may have bad security-related behaviors either acquired on their own or through a lack of organizational focus and discipline. These habits can be hard to break. But in this case, favorably changing employee behaviors by architecting a meaningful and relevant security culture could protect your organization and executives from brand damage, reputational loss, and financial hardship.
Your employees’ knowledge, beliefs, values, and behaviors will be the difference between protection and breach.
Ready to explore the Security Maturity Model and see where your organization fits in?
Download the Security Culture Maturity Model today!
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