Why 2017 is the big year to worry about Cyber

Cyber security is serious. You knew this, of course. Except after 2017 itís getting more serious. Much more. And you need to start getting ready.

'Getting ready' in 2017 means it's the year HR teams recruit a new breed of cyber security expert.

These individuals will not only be focused on technical security and often embedded in IT teams, but also able to liaise with every stakeholder throughout the business. They will enable business through education and awareness, connecting security to business success.

One of many reasons 2017 will see a sharp increase in security-focused recruitment is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to take effect in May 2018.

GDPR is EU legislation, but which nonetheless will almost certainly be brought into UK law - Brexit or no Brexit. And it will make last yearís record fines for IT breaches look like loose change.

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