Recognizing the People Element in Data Security Implementations

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By
Andrew Retrum, Protiviti Managing Director, and Kathie Topel, Protiviti Associate Director

In a recent [survey] by ESI ThoughtLab, co-sponsored by Protiviti, untrained staff was seen as the greatest cyber threat by businesses because it can provide a conduit for outside hackers. This confirms what cybersecurity and change management professionals know too well ― that employee awareness, obtained in equal measures through training and communication, is crucially important to a company’s cybersecurity efforts.

This article explains how better communication and a structured change management plan can help organizations better manage risks through the use of information security technology and embrace policies around it.

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