Global findings from the 2022 Security Culture Report indicate that large organizations reported better attitudes and behaviors than smaller organizations regarding security culture, yet small organizations scored better on all other dimensions of security culture
Security culture is the ideas, customs and social behaviors of an organization that influence their security. The 2022 KnowBe4 Security Culture Report looked at the seven different dimensions of security culture (Attitudes, Behaviors, Cognition, Communication, Compliance, Norms and Responsibilities) across regions and industries worldwide.
Key findings from the report include:
Africa, there is a tradition and interest in security culture, especially in South Africa, where a higher level of security culture was achieved.
Asia, a wide variation of security culture scores across nations exists. While Japanis doing reasonably well, countries like Malaysiaand Indonesiashow an alarmingly low security culture index score.
Europe, both Swedenand Irelandare often considered as technologically advanced. Along with these two countries, Italyand Bulgariaalso had higher security culture scores.
- In the
USA, differences in security culture exist based on organizational size, where small organizations are outperforming larger organizations.
- Security culture in
Oceaniais showing that Australia and New Zealandare quite different from each other, and neither is doing particularly well.
- Central and
South Americaare now beginning to measure security culture, with more countries from these regions added every year.
"Security culture involves how people think about and approach a more secure environment and this report focuses on those key elements," said
The 2022 Security Culture Report includes responses from more than 530,000 employees in 2,910 organizations around the world who are also
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