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Concurrent Session, ENX CHRO, ENX HR Leaders, ENX Mid-Market
Are You in a Dysfunctional Relationship with the Security Team?
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 06/25/2024 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
This session will cover the issues that cause the biggest disconnects between HR and Security team from both perspectives and cover proposed solutions for each. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

When HR and Security teams understand their respective roles, value each other, and have an open, productive partnership, life is good. They can help each other be more effective and complement each other's functions. Unfortunately, that symbiotic state can be hard to achieve. For HR professionals, dealing with the security team can be a challenge. One day they send out an emotionally-triggering simulated phish to everyone in the organization, causing numerous employee complaints that HR has to manager. Next, they're trying to get someone fired for clicking on said simulated phish, even though it's not their job to hire and fire.

The security team can seem rigid, controlling, and have the capacity to scare the daylights out of the rest of the organization. Sometimes they scare people too much - the sky can't always be falling - leading to apathy.  So what to do if you don't have the best relationship with the security team?  This talk, based on years of experience navigating the relationship between HR and Security teams, will cover the issues that cause the biggest disconnects between HR and Security. We'll look at the issues from both sides and cover proposed solutions for each.  Improving the relationships for both departments can lead to happier HR and Security professionals who are more effective in their roles, and a company that's better protected and prepared against cyber threats.

Learning Objectives: Discover the points of connection and potential disconnect with the Security team.Hear why security teams occasionally seem to act more like HR than Security.Discuss how Security and HR can collaborate to both be more effective.

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Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

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Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director,
National Cybersecurity Alliance