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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Mitigating malware and ransomware attacks in your business

By HR News, HR Software, Legal, Natural HR, Security, Software, Technology

From Adobe to PlayStation and Yahoo to LinkedIn, the digital age of the 21st century has almost become synonymous with the word malware. From a technical point of view, this is called a data breach, where personal data is lost, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. If your business finds itself on the receiving end of a hack or data breach, it can be easy to panic. But it would be best not to let the situation become more problematic by delaying any action when you have been the victim of a hack. This blog post will look at some simple steps…

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hr data security at home

HR data security at home

By COVID-19, Security

If you attended the recent CIPD Festival of Work virtual event on 15th and 17th June, you might have listened to a talk from our very own CEO and Co-Founder, Jason Dowzell, who discussed how HR teams can secure their data whilst working from home. If you missed it, we’ve highlighted the key points below. Firstly, a little insight into Jason’s background. Jason is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Natural HR. Providing cloud-based HR and payroll software that helps HR professionals to better contribute to productivity and growth; Jason co-founded the now 28 people strong business, Natural HR, alongside his wife…

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hr data integrity

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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cybersecurity for employees

6 ways to ensure cybersecurity for remote workers

By Employee Management, Security

Large swathes of UK employees already work remotely; whether by design or by default, working away from the office is increasingly commonplace. Fuelled by improvements in technology and cloud-based software, remote workers are not only a new normal, but flexible working has come to be an expected perk for many. Research carried out in 2019 by the International Workplace Group, found that 80% of people said that when faced with two similar jobs, they would turn down the position that didn’t offer flexible working conditions. Furthermore, data from the Office of National Statistics found that the number of remote workers…

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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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