Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics in Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

Cybersecurity has become of paramount importance across all industry sectors including HR departments. Cyber security is fast impacting our online economy too. In recent years the number of cyber threats has increased, the 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report, points out that in 2014, 71% of organizations experienced a successful cyber attack. We are also seeing more sophisticated and far reaching threats, especially against personal identifying information (PII) as evidenced by the attacks on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) where 22 million employee files were stolen, and in Europe, where a major French telephony operator was breached on two separate occasions losing the personal data of over 1 million customers. Continue reading