Cybersecurity champions programs nurture and encourage cybersecurity awareness within a business, combining education with peer-to-peer collaboration to embed a culture of security understanding, support, and positive behavior among a workforce. A typical program consists of individuals from different departments who act as security advocates for their function and help to shape an organization’s cybersecurity approach internally.
Growing in popularity across a wide range of industries, cybersecurity champions programs have proven so beneficial that they became integral components of some organizations’ cybersecurity awareness strategies.
An effective and productive cybersecurity champions program requires several key elements to achieve its goals and avoid being a wasted investment. Here are the advantages of running a cybersecurity champions program for CISOs with five steps to doing so, including advice from security leaders and experts who have first-hand experience in this area.