Acta Scientific Computer Sciences

Review Article Volume 3 Issue 8

Establishing a Cybersecurity Culture Organization

William Triplett*

Capitol Technology University, USA

*Corresponding Author: William Triplett, Capitol Technology University, USA.

Received: June 07, 2021; Published: July 19, 2021


Currently, organizations are addressing persistent complicated cyber threats, which has dramatically increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cybersecurity should be included in the culture of an organization and be a priority of management. Establishing culture in a cybersecurity organization depends predominantly on individuals, technology, organizational behavior, and several facets of information security. The most vulnerable aspect of cybersecurity is the human that needs to be trained to be more cybersecurity aware. Diversity in the work place is also increasing a person’s individual cultural background needs to be considered to communicate effectively cross-culturally. A combination of cybersecurity culture and employee ethnic culture consideration is needed to successfully maintain consistent effective practices of cybersecurity. Creating cybersecurity culture needs to be communicated along with the recognition that human aspects of cybersecurity is an on-going learning experience that expands cybersecurity awareness.


Keywords: Communication; Culture; Cross-cultural; Cybersecurity Leadership; Organization; Technology


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    Citation: William Triplett. “Establishing a Cybersecurity Culture Organization". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 3.8 (2021): 44-49.


    Copyright: © 2021 William Triplett. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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