Back How HR Leaders Can Promote Cybersecurity Among Their Distributed Workforce

On April 29, 2021, NetSPI Chief Operating Officer (COO) Charles Horton was featured in an article on

One in four Americans will work remotely in 2021, according to Upwork’s Future Workforce Pulse Report. The report also forecasts that by 2025, 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely, an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels. The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the way we work today, a trend that many are predicting will continue. So, whose job is it to ensure employees are following security protocols while working from home and, in turn, keeping the organization safe from malicious cybercriminals?

The security and IT teams are responsible for putting in place the right security strategies and technologies, but they are not the only ones responsible for cybersecurity. HR leaders also have a critical role to play in securing the remote workforce.

4 Steps HR Pros Can Take to Improve Security

  1. Establish trust between the security team and other employees
  2. Work with your security team to help manage access to sensitive data
  3. Collaborate on security awareness training
  4. Develop and enforce security policies

Want more details on the four steps HR professionals can take to improve security? Read the full article.

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