Is HR Training Employees to Tackle Cyber Attacks?

Updated: Feb 10



Can your company afford to ignore Cyber Awareness Training for employees?


HR now need to provide all employees with the skills to prevent Cyber Attacks.


HR needs to be working with Leadership to arm employees to fight cybercrime and keep organisations safe. It is now very obvious that cyber security is not just an IT issue but a people one as well, cyber criminals know people are easier targets than systems.


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HR and Learning teams are now working along with Senior Leaders and the IT and Cyber Security teams to arm employees to fight cybercrime and keep organisations safe. It is now very obvious that cyber security is not just an IT issue but a people one as well, cyber criminals know people are easier targets than systems.





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Employees are the frontline that organisation’s must train, equip and enable to be truly protected from an escalating cyber security threat. This is now a senior leadership priority and senior leaders need to amplify this message and invest in the training to meet this challenge.

Looking directly at the HR department itself as one organisation department. It is now known that payroll fraud, recruitment scams, corporate espionage – cyber attackers have found numerous routes into organisations via HR. When you look at the nature of the work that they do and the information they process this is now surprise. This is why

HR and It are the two departments that really need to come together to lead the way in particularly the information security industry, and the HR profession.


The emerging reality here is that a continuous approach to training is required, beyond the annual tick box training exercises of the past. HR and IT need to develop, monitor and maintain clear policies and practices so employees can work safely and securely on the company’s IT system. Strong data protection protocols and tools need to be in place to ensure data and IP do not leak.


Going forward, any chance of organisations protecting themselves from cyber criminals will require HR and IT to work hand in glove from the most senior level down to the frontline. New and innovative ways to train cyber and non-cyber employees is required as everyone now needs to keep abreast of the latest cyber threats and how to prevent these.




 

References:


https://www.kratikal.com/blog/insider-threat-the-biggest-contributor-to-cyber-attacks/

https://averynormal.com/cyber-security-should-matter-to-hr-personnel-too/

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/long-reads/articles/hr-cyber-criminals-latest-target

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