Management Commitment

September 01, 2021

Management CommitmentWithout effective support from management, many initiatives within a business will fail. This applies to all aspects of the business but in particular to cybersecurity. Cybersecurity demands resources such as time from personnel, the purchasing of cybersecurity software, services, and hardware, training for staff, and the development of effective policies. Management need to ensure those resources are available in a timely manner to ensure all cyber related threats and risks to the business are appropriately managed.

Management should actively support cybersecurity efforts by giving them priority as far as allocation of resources and budget is concerned. A key way to demonstrate leadership in this area is for management to be very visible in their own participation in security awareness training, ensuring that they comply with the company’s own cybersecurity policies, and that they actively encourage staff to  participate in trainings, support the decisions, policies and procedures and provide a vision regarding cybersecurity.

Finally, management within SMEs should ensure that cybersecurity is a standing item on the agenda for company management meetings, this is to guarantee that cybersecurity is regularly discussed at the highest level within the company and is not something that is thought of only when there is a problem.

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