DID YOU KNOW? On average, a single data breach costs employers $6.3 million, according to a recent IBM study. As an HR professional, there are a number of proactive steps you can take to protect your business from becoming the next victim of cyber crime. The following are two of the most common steps you can take: Train employees on how to recognize phishing emails, online scams and good password management. Ensure all company-issued devices undergo all necessary updates as needed.