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How to maintain HR data integrity at home

By HR Software, Management, Security, Technology

As a department, HR holds probably the most sensitive data in your entire organisation. From contact details to National Insurance numbers, bank details and dates of birth; failing to keep this data under lock and key can land you in hot water with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and a fine of up to €20 million under the rules of the GDPR. With so many of us still working from home – with many more still transitioning to a 100% remote model – maintaining the integrity of HR data has become challenging. HR leaders must ensure the data they collect…

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Data security in HR

Data security in HR (Encouraging your employees to be security-savvy)

By Events, Security

If you attended the recent CIPD Annual Conference at Manchester Central on 6th and 7th November, you may have listened to a talk from our very own CEO and Co-Founder, Jason Dowzell who discussed how you can encourage your employees to be security-savvy. If you missed it you can download the slides by completing this short form: Jason covered some important aspects regarding data security in HR, including system passwords, phishing and social engineering and how they can breach your sensitive data. What is sensitive data? Firstly, to be security-savvy, we need to understand what sensitive data actually is. In…

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What makes a secure password?

By Security

In the UK at the moment there is a lot of media focus on secure passwords coming from a Government campaign around the general area of online protection ( – whilst in London last week passing through the Underground I saw a number of billboard posters which gave examples of weak and secure passwords and they offered some great advice which I wanted to share but also look at some of the reasoning behind this. The general advice around passwords is: Use upper and lowercase letters Include numbers Include “symbols” (things like !, @, # etc) Make it at least…

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Why do I have to enter a PIN to login?

By Security

Frequently we get emails from clients who want to forego the requirement to enter a PIN number on login – additionally, a high proportion of support tickets we get are related to login problems and, most commonly, PIN numbers. So, with all that in mind, why do we bother with a PIN number? Firstly, it is worth remembering the type of data stored within an HRIS system – this is personally identifiable, employee data such as names and addresses and so on but, further to that, there is also data like dates of birth, driving license numbers, national insurance numbers…

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