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The Empowered Employee: Influencing Security Behavior in a Zero Trust World

How to Spark Employee Engagement Around Cybersecurity

Virtru Empowered Employee: Positively Govern Security Behavior in a Zero Trust World

You’ve heard the stats surrounding cybersecurity and data breaches—including how costly and damaging a breach can be (the average breach costs $3.86 million)—and you understand why it’s so urgent that companies embrace and prioritize Zero Trust data protection.

In this guide, we show you what to do about it: How to transform your company culture to become aware and engaged with good security behaviors; how to influence key stakeholders to prioritize data protection; how to lead confidently in a Zero Trust security environment; and how to empower your teams with easy-to-use tools to protect sensitive data.

Every employee needs to share sensitive information at some point: Whether it’s…

An HR team negotiating the terms of a new benefits plan, A marketing team preparing materials for an upcoming board presentation,

An IT consultant preparing an approach to a unique problem,

A healthcare provider sharing test results with a patient,

A lender receiving mortgage application materials from a prospective homebuyer,

A special education teacher sharing a student’s individualized education plan with a parent,

Or sharing any other kind of potentially sensitive information.

It’s important that your teams are empowered to share data securely and confidently with Zero Trust data protection tools. Because, the truth is, we’re all human. We’ve all made mistakes when it comes to security—whether that’s accidentally hitting “Reply All,” mistakenly sending a report to Sarah in sales instead of Sarah in human resources, absentmindedly clicking on a questionable link, or quickly forwarding an email that turned out to contain sensitive information farther down the thread.

Effective communication and leadership makes cybersecurity approachable, compelling, interesting, and impactful. After reading this report, you — fellow human — will have fresh ideas on how to spark engagement and action around cybersecurity. You’ll discover a wide range of actionable tips on how to positively, successfully empower your teams to protect their data while still being confident in their ability to share it.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Best practices for security leadership
  • Tips for sparking engagement around cybersecurity and data protection
  • Methods for building trust in a Zero Trust security environment
  • Recommendations for shifting employee behaviors to protect data