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The importance of building a strong security culture

Here’s what “a culture of security” means, why it matters for you and your organization, and how Dashlane can help you build it.

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How Dashlane Business can help

What is a culture of security?

It's the understanding that everyone plays a role in maintaining cybersecurity and includes values, attitudes, and everyday habits that reflect security best practices.


Employees feel responsible

Every employee feels responsible for the organization’s security and sees their role in it.


Employees know how to report issues

Employees know how to report security issues and feel comfortable reporting them.


Security comes up often

Security topics and tips come up regularly, not just at annual training or during onboarding.


Security tool adoption is high

Security tool adoption is extremely high across different departments and lines of business.


Executives & managers lead by example

Company leadership exhibits good security hygiene and empowers employees to do the same.


Security is everyone’s job

Security is part of everyone’s job description and is demonstrated in day-to-day behavior.

What to know before getting started

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Systems of security come before a culture of security

A culture of security is the end result of implementing effective company-wide security systems (principles, plans, and processes).

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Culture, including security culture, starts with the CEO

The CEO is responsible for setting the strategic vision for security culture and sharing how it fits into the rest of the organization with the company and board.

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Employees don’t have to be “the weakest link” in cybersecurity

Employees can be part of the solution when they’re given a simple, secure tool that stores and generates passwords and easily fits into their workflow.

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Recommended resources


Building a Company-Wide Culture of Security with IT & the C-Suite

Learn about the important partnership between the IT team and the C-suite and how they can work together to build a security culture.


How to Create a Culture of Security in Your Organization

Discover why creating a culture of security is a team effort, and learn how to empower employees to do their part—starting with protecting their passwords.


How to Overcome Obstacles & Create a Culture of Security With Dashlane

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