What is Human Risk Management (HRM) and why do we need training?


Detecting and Measuring Human Security Behaviours: This involves the continuous monitoring and assessment of how individuals interact with technology, data, and security. By analysing patterns of behaviour, organisations can gain insights into the level of risk posed by employees, third parties, and other stakeholders. This process may include using tools and technologies to assess compliance with security policies and identify unexpected behaviour.

Initiating Policy and Learning Interventions: Based on the insights gained from assessing human security behaviours, organisations can develop and implement targeted policies and learning solutions. These interventions are designed to address areas of risk identified within the workforce. Policies may outline acceptable use guidelines, access control procedures, and incident response protocols, while learning solutions provide employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognise and respond to security threats effectively.

Educating and Enabling the Workforce: Empowering employees to become active participants in cyber security is a fundamental aspect of Human Risk Management. Through education and awareness initiatives, organisations can equip their workforce with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to help reduce cyber security risk.

Reducing Burnout by Increasing Collaboration: Cyber security professionals are faced with increasingly complex problems and encounter information entering their ecosystems at lightning-fast speeds. By using social-behavioural tools to open channels of communication, enhance teamwork, boost efficiency, and adopting a strategy for increasing psychological safety and hearing from the workforce we have the ability to bridge gaps, reduce burnout, and fortify workforce resilience.

Building a Positive Security Culture: Cultivating a culture of security is essential for fostering a collective and collaborative commitment to cyber security throughout the organisation. A positive security culture promotes shared values, attitudes, and behaviours that prioritise security as a core business objective. This involves creating an environment where security is integrated into everyday operations, leadership sets a strong example, and employees feel empowered to take ownership of security responsibilities.

Human Risk Management is not regulatory or tick box security compliance. It is focused on driving meaningful change in behaviours and attitudes towards security, ultimately strengthening the organisation's resilience to cyber threats and creating a collaborative culture of security excellence.


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