Ponemon 2013: Communication, Collaboration and Culture

The key ingredient in the creation of an organizational culture that is security-aware is collaboration. Higher levels of collaboration ensure that security is not isolated from other areas of company operations and helps avoid information silos.

When asked to rate the level of security and risk management collaboration in their organizations, just 13 percent in the U.S. and 14 percent in the U.K. said it was ‘excellent.’ The majority of respondents (50 percent in the U.S. and 44 percent in the U.K.) said collaboration was adequate but can be improved, and a significant number (41 percent in the U.S. and 38 percent in the U.K.) rated collaboration as poor or nonexistent.