February 5, 2016
The government and HR professionals’ organisation the CIPD have joined forces to tackle cyber security in the workplace.
Digitial economy minister Ed Vaizey has officially launched an e-learning tool, saying it will help HR professionals tackle cyber threats and help keep UK citizens and businesses safe in cyber space.
The free e-learning module aims to help HR professionals protect themselves and sensitive HR data, help educate the wider workforce on the risks and individuals’ role in preventing them, and explain to staff how a culture of care can protect the whole business.
The initiative is part of a wider partnership between the government, HR professionals and information security professionals to promote the importance of cyber security at work.
The partnership is based on the belief that HR has a critical role to play in mitigating the competence and behavioural risks present in the workplace.