Security in a virtual world

With the shift in data technology and streamlining processes for HR leading us towards cloud software, mobile apps, and electronic files versus actual paper trails, organizations will undoubtedly have to move towards security for these various avenues as well. Protecting data, employee confidentiality, and ensuring safekeeping of sensitive data is all in the job description for those of working in HR. Technology should not change any of those priorities.

So how do we protect data in a virtual world? As we near the end of 2017 and enter into a new year, companies should look ahead to digital security options for their information and employee data. Data privacy and security should remain as top priorities for all HR leaders and executive management members. Providing these safety mechanisms from an informational and cyber security perspective will  not only show your employees that you are concerned about protecting their information, but you are also moving along with the technological trends rather than resisting the changes that are inevitable.

At the very least, every company should have a technology policy in place, distributed and signed off by each of their employees. Cyber crime is estimated to account for $6 trillion annually by 2021, with spending on cyber security to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021. (@CSOOnline) Cyber security jobs are also expected to reach an all-time high of 3.5 million by 2021. What do all of these numbers tell us? Cyber security should be a top concern for employers, and we’re here to talk about it with you at #HRTechConf, join the discussion at #PeoplescapeHUB now.