We can state with some confidence that cyberspace is an integral part of modern society, and its associated systems bring many benefits to businesses in terms of efficiencies and effectiveness.
However, we can also state with some confidence that cyberattacks are becoming the number one threat to many organisations, particularly as the world becomes more connected through cloud services and the Internet of Things.
For those responsible for an organisation’s health and safety management functions, cyberattacks may not be high on the agenda of risks to be managed. However, as the HSE business plan for 2018/19 notes, “cybersecurity is becoming a bigger issue across all sectors”. One of its key strategic priorities is to ensure the threat from cybersecurity is adequately addressed in high-hazard businesses.
This white paper from Croner-i includes what cyberthreats are, how cyberattacks work, the health and safety context and the health and safety practitioner’s role in cyber safety.
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