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How do we make people love cyber security?

Every human being in this world is very concerned about their safety but not everyone is willing to take the safety precaution. Usually, most individuals will ensure to follow every procedure if the risk is related to their physical loss or damage. However, there are some individuals who would rather be punished than consider safety precautions as a serious matter even though it might involve their life.

Naturally, people don’t see cyber security awareness as important as wearing safety boots or hard hats at their workplace. Getting people to love security can be challenging because security measures often feel like an inconvenience or a burden, rather than something that enhances their lives. Some people see the RISK of Cyber Threats in any organization as not related directly to an individual loss, injuries, or damage but what people don’t see is the impact on their personal life as a whole when the company that hired them or the business they build have to face major damage due to the attack.

Therefore, how do we make our employees more aware that their employer’s security is their responsibility as well and that security is second nature. This includes how to make employers put more time, money, training, and other resources in place to protect their business. Once security becomes a habit, eventually both employers and employees will actively develop a security-focused culture within the company/businesses. Remember, cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility, and taking proactive measures to protect ourselves can go a long way in safeguarding digital assets.

The biggest question is HOW DO WE MAKE PEOPLE LOVE SECURITY SECURITY and finally become their habit. For the non-tech-savvy person, here are a few things that can help them to appreciate the importance of security and adopt safe behaviors:

  1. Educate them: Many people don't fully understand the risks associated with poor security practices. By providing clear explanations and examples of how security breaches can impact their lives, you can help them see the value in taking security seriously.

  2. Show them the benefits: Security measures can sometimes feel like a hassle, but they are ultimately in place to protect us. Help people understand how investing time and resources in security can pay off in the long run, by preventing loss or damage to their property, reputation, or personal information.

  3. Make it easy: People are more likely to adopt safe behaviors when they are easy to follow. Provide simple and clear instructions for secure practices, and make it easy for people to access security tools and resources.

  4. Lead by example: If you want people to take security seriously, you need to demonstrate a commitment to security yourself. Follow best practices for securing your own devices and information, and make it clear that you take security seriously

  5. Use positive reinforcement: Rather than focusing on the negative consequences of poor security practices, try highlighting the positive outcomes of secure behavior. Praise people for taking steps to protect themselves, and celebrate successes in improving security practices.

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