We’ve summarised our Top 4 Cyber Security priorities, helping you better equip your employees and protect your business reputation.
- Peter Drucker, Management Guru
As the move to distributed working practices accelerates within the digital transformation, HR and L&D’s role of supporting and shaping corporate behaviour has crossed over into a technology-led domain.
Cyber security has not traditionally been within the scope of Human Resources but HR departments are more likely than IT to be led and staffed by people with experience and excellence in fostering positive culture change - effective cybersecurity is increasingly a cultural phenomenon and HR are best placed to encourage this.
So where do you start?
Client data breaches make headline news, but potential damage to an organisation by the release of sensitive employee data (salaries, home addresses, appraisal content) is also potentially cataclysmic.
If your HR or Talent team are processing large volumes of resumes it’s all too easy to open an infected attachment or malicious link (e.g. a LinkedIn profile or external portfolio) which can be a vector for injecting malware into your corporate network.
What are the types of impact your business faces?
Talk about being a ‘Security First’ business. Foster an environment where everyone in the organisation is talking about security issues and acting on them is a priority.
Instil your security culture immediately with your new starters - ask the senior management team to get personally involved in discussing the importance of cyber awareness.
For instance, law firm Mishcon de Reya recently instructed employees to mute or disable devices in their home such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, in the wake of reports that such devices have been found to eavesdrop on sensitive conversations.
We've devised a number of workshops aimed at people across a variety of roles and technical backgrounds to assist them in fortifying their organisation's systems and processes.