HR’s Role In Cybersecurity: How To Minimize The Risk Of Data Security Breaches
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Target, Home Depot, and Anthem. These are some of the big-name companies that have fallen victim to significant and costly data security breaches recently. And let’s not forget Sony, whose leak resulted in an HR nightmare: the public dissemination of many personal and embarrassing email messages.
No organization is immune to hack and the average cost of a company data breach has risen to $3.5 million, according to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute. That means protection and prevention is absolutely critical.
HR plays a fundamental role in minimizing the risk of data security breaches. You should be training employees and managers on their respective responsibilities to protect your company’s data. Engaging in proper training and having an open stream of communication with IT about current and emerging data security threats to your organization’s sensitive and confidential data can go a long way toward mitigating the inevitable threats that hackers pose nowadays.
Is your organization ready to handle the cost, the lost productivity, and litigation a data breach is likely to cause? Join us when presenter Usama Kahf, attorney with Fisher & Phillips LLP, will reveal steps HR should be taking right now to minimize data security risks and the costly legal headaches breaches can bring.
- The different kinds of breaches your organization is vulnerable to right now
- What to do when a data security breach happens
- The legal ramifications that your organization could face if it’s the victim of a hack
- How to counsel employees in the event sensitive data is hacked
- Proactive steps that will enhance your company’s data security
- The type of training you need to provide your employees to make sure data remains secure
- Examples of training procedures to help everyone—from entry-level to the C-suite
- Screening tactics to use on prospective employees
- Strategies for inventorying and protecting HR information
- Suggestions on new systems HR should consider adopting to limit access to sensitive departmental data
- And much more
About Your Presenter
Usama Kahf, Esq.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Usama Kahf represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage & hour, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee discipline and termination, and trade secrets. He also regularly advises clients on data security breaches and prevention, workplace investigations, and employee classification issues, as well as on document retention and preservation obligations under state and federal law. He was selected for inclusion in 2013, 2014, and 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars.”
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