HOW HR TEAMS HELP MITIGATE CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES?

The recent cyberattacks and data breaches have shown that cybersecurity is not just an IT concern, it has now become the whole organizational concern. Cybersecurity has been traditionally seen as an IT job. But today there is a need to carry this challenge to company-wide as cyber threats will keep growing. HR professionals here can play a significant role in minimizing these emerging challenges by ensuring workforce skills are updated to drive cybersecurity initiatives. Considering a report, most companies have assigned chief information security officer for cybersecurity initiatives, while just a slight number has assigned this to HR. Despite this, as cybersecurity cultural initiatives acknowledged as a team effort involving HR and the CISO, many organizations’ HR teams have taken vital steps towards it by augmenting data protection measures under the GDPR.

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