Security Champions? Introduce them in your Organisation | Ives Laaf

Learn how to introduce security champions in your organization to improve security posture. Security champions are passionate individuals who promote security awareness and responsibility within their teams.

Key takeaways
  • Security champions are individuals within an organization who are passionate about security and are willing to take on additional responsibilities to improve the security posture of their teams and the organization as a whole.
  • Security champions can be developers, architects, DevOps engineers, designers, or anyone else who has an interest in security and is willing to learn more.
  • The role of a security champion is to:
    • Share knowledge about security best practices with their team members.
    • Help to identify and mitigate security risks in their team’s projects.
    • Promote a culture of security awareness and responsibility within their team.
    • Work with the security team to improve the overall security posture of the organization.
  • To be successful, security champions need to have:
    • A strong understanding of security concepts and best practices.
    • The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • The ability to stay up-to-date on the latest security threats and trends.
  • Organizations can support their security champions by:
    • Providing them with training and resources.
    • Giving them the time and space to do their work.
    • Recognizing and rewarding their contributions.
  • Security champions can play a valuable role in helping organizations to improve their security posture. By sharing knowledge, identifying risks, and promoting a culture of security awareness, security champions can help to make their organizations more resilient to cyberattacks.