The rise in cyber attacks and remote work has resulted in more overlap between HR and IT. HR leaders are thinking about safely shipping devices to new employees and cloud-based environments ready to support remote work. They need a strong knowledge base and cybersecurity support system now more than ever.
The threat of cyber attacks against small businesses continues to grow, with no company too small to be a target. How are you protecting your business and employees from cyber threats?
Following a dramatic 600% increase in cyber-attacks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals have persisted with their strategy of targeting vulnerabilities in remote and distributed workplaces.
The rise in cyber attacks and remote work has resulted in more overlap between HR and IT than ever before. Scrappy IT teams, defacto environments (frequently managed by HR teams), and outdated managed-service providers can’t keep up with growing demand for the enhanced cybersecurity needs of today’s growing SMBs.
Gone are the days of desktop computers and HR professionals concerned about confidential employee information being left on a fax machine. HR teams are thinking about safely shipping devices to new employees, secure internet connections, threatening phishing scams, and protected cloud-based environments ready to support and manage remote work.
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting data, devices, networks, programs, and systems against attacks. These attacks, known as cyberattacks, are designed to abuse weaknesses in a user’s device or enterprise’s system in order to disable, destroy, steal, or disrupt their data and/or operations.
Due to growing cybersecurity threats, organizations have found their needs evolving quicker than their IT function can keep up with.
Cybersecurity has grown from simple roots of creating unique passwords and building risk awareness to ransomware protection and crisis response plans. Today’s cyber threats include everything from entire systems held for ransom and theft of entire databases, to hackers stealing confidential information and more. Cybercriminals and their tactics are becoming smarter, more sophisticated and scarier. The shift to remote and hybrid work has only exacerbated exposures for organizations.
Good cybersecurity requires work and commitment from multiple parties. An effective blend of people and technology practices provide your best prevention odds.
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Creating new policies, installing new software, and monitoring devices to protect against cyber threats is a lot of work, especially if you’re working with limited IT resources in-house, but today’s HR leaders don’t have to go it alone.
Electric’s team of cybersecurity experts are on hand to provide you with the guidance and solutions you need to defend your business from cyber attacks. Get in touch to learn more about enhancing cybersecurity at your organization.