HR plays key role in cyber security: Report

Should cultivate risk-aware culture
By Liz Foster
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/21/2016

HR can play a key role in securing an organization’s cyber security, according to IBM’s 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, which pulled information from more than 8,000 client devices in over 100 countries.

More than one-half (55 per cent) of all cyber attacks are carried out by insiders. These insiders can be malicious — employees or third parties with physical or remote access to an employer’s assets with the intention to attack an organization’s cyber security — or “inadvertent actors.” 

And the breaches can pose a significant threat, resulting in substantial financial and reputational losses, said IBM.