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KnowBe4 unveils new survey findings

KnowBe4 Research unveils new security awareness survey of 320,000 people.

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Wed, 07 Apr 2021
KnowBe4 unveils new survey findings
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Australia-based cyber security provider KnowBe4, one of the globe’s biggest security awareness platforms, has unveiled its Security Culture Report for 2021.

The Security Culture Report surveyed over 320,000 people across 1,872 entities across the globe.

The research reports that those organisations that have the best performing security culture are in financial services, whereas education and construction typically perform the worst.


The survey participants were scored across seven dimensions, including attitudes, behaviours, cognition, communication, compliance, norms and responsibilities.

Managing director of KnowBe4 Research, the research arm of KnowBe4, Kai Roer, notes how the security report tracks how attitudes change across industries.

“With this annual study, we aim to provide the most comprehensive study of cyber security culture-related data,” Roer said.

“The Security Culture Report takes a unique approach to evaluating security culture using seven different dimensions across a wide variety of industries. Of course, the pandemic has created some shifts in security culture when compared year-over-year. It will be interesting to continue to track how certain vertical industries change over time when it comes to their security culture.”

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Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Liam Garman is the editor of leading Australian security and defence publications Cyber Daily and Defence Connect. 

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra, with a thesis on postmodernism and disinformation operations. 

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