The Responsibility of Institutions to Warn Employees of Security Risks

Recent data and security breaches around the world are now daily occurrences. Often security teams at our workplaces know of these incidents before the average person in the street.  However, the focus of their vigilance is directed at keeping the employer more aware and secure with often no warnings to staff deemed necessary. Is there a responsibility of the employer to warn employees or customers on how to secure/protect their home computers beyond what would also protect the employers computers and networks?

This panel will discuss viewpoints on the responsibility of employers to warn employees of security breaches and to what degree.

Note: There will be no slides provided for this session.


Beth Beeson

Network & Telecom Administrator, University of Northern British Columbia


Holly Longstaff

Research Privacy Advisor, Provincial Health Services Authority


Lance Bailey

Systems Coordinator, Genome Sciences Centre


Thomas Koke

Senior Systems Analyst, British Columbia Institute of Technology