The Cybersecurity Team: Roles & Responsibilities

Instructor: Beth Hendricks

Beth holds a master's degree in integrated marketing communications, and has worked in journalism and marketing throughout her career.

In any organization there should be individuals who are responsible for dealing with cybercrime. In this lesson, you will learn about the various roles and responsibilities of those in an information security team.

Cybercrime in the Workplace

Cybercrime doesn't stop just because you enter the workplace. In fact, employees need to be doubly aware of criminals on the lookout to wreak havoc in a business.

Cybercrimes are on the rise in the workplace.
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One common cybercrime is a tactic known as CEO Fraud, where cyber criminals impersonate company executives over email in hopes of getting employees to conduct fraudulent wire transfers or provide sensitive financial information they can exploit. And, because these types of crimes are becoming more sophisticated, it can be difficult for even seasoned employees to spot the difference between a real request and a fake one.

This is where the implementation of a skilled and effective cybersecurity team in the workplace can be beneficial.

Building a Cybersecurity Team

Building a cybersecurity team is an important addition for all workplaces because a business of any size can be the target of a cybercrime. Being able to catch these events before they happen, investigate them thoroughly and remedy security problems can save a business a lot of headache. This requires a diverse team of individuals to fill various cybersecurity roles handling a variety of responsibilities. Let's take a look at some of the staffing needs a business staffing a cybersecurity team might have.

Important Roles and Responsibilities

All cybersecurity teams are different. A large corporation may have many roles handling singular responsibilities, while smaller businesses may have fewer roles with more responsibilities. Here are some roles your company might consider filling when staffing a cybersecurity team.

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