The Role of HR in Cybersecurity

October 11, 2018


As an information technology (IT) security specialist, I am responsible for ensuring that my organization follows best practices to protect its data, assets, intellectual property and reputation. In doing so, I wear many hats: technical engineer, analyst, trainer, policy enforcer, security cheerleader, auditor, ethical hacker, researcher, investigator. My primary role, however, is communicator. I communicate with staff members to ensure they understand that their responsibility for information security is commensurate with their access to the data and company resources their jobs require—this is the essential key to success in security.

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