Humans are often seen as the weakest link in the cyber security chain, but Mary O’Brien, general manager of IBM Security, sees them as strengths too.
Speaking with eWeek, O’Brien discussed how organisations should educate their employees about cyber security and reducing risk.
According to O’Brien, organisations need to encourage staff empowerment through collaboration and diversity of thought. She argued that rather than being “the purview of the security team”, cyber security awareness should be all-encompassing and include all staff, from the receptionist upwards.
You can actually, through continuous education, push the boundary of your security program right out to the periphery of your organization, so that everyone understands they have a part to play.
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