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Human Capital Management

Is Your HRMS Safe from Cyber Attacks?

Written by Garrett Petterson Posted June 6, 2017 by Carolina
Garrett Petterson

Garrett Petterson

With the growing concern of identity theft now reaching the corporate sector, companies are taking more measures to ensure software security in the workspace. Regardless if an individual takes all the necessary precautions on their end to prevent it, their valuable information can still be compromised should their employer suffer a security breach. Enterprises who use outdated software for their Human Resource Management System (HRMS) and do not enforce certain procedures in the workplace can face serious repercussions for costing an employee countless hours, if not years, of effort attempting to correct their records.

HRMS Uses

Technologies like HRMSs, Human Resource Information Systems (HRISs) and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have allowed the modern workplace to automate time-consuming processes and improve employee efficiency. Specifically, HRMSs provide HR professionals with a means to easily manage employee information, including salaries, histories, KPIs and more.

Various HRMS modules are commonly used to perform certain functions like:

  • Onboarding processing
  • Storing employee history records
  • Managing benefits
  • Scheduling payroll
  • Evaluating employee performance

HRMS Security

The information that is stored in a HRMS is highly sensitive; therefore, the security of a HRMS solution must be of top concern for companies who choose to use a HRMS solution. Does the system utilize SSL technology to encrypt data as it is transferred over the internet? How many layers of protection (i.e. firewalls, antivirus software, etc.) does it have? Does the system allow you to set specific permissions for users at different levels? Can it be customized with additional plugins to meet your specific business needs?

Safe Workplace Practices

Aside from ensuring your HR software is secure, other ways to ensure employee information remains confidential include:

  • Creating parameters for users needing different security clearances.
  • Encouraging employees not to disclose passwords and personal account information among themselves.
  • Enforcing the use of strong passwords and changing those passwords every 90 days.
  • Making sure employees with access to HR software log off or shut down their computers when they are finished working.
  • Backing up data in local hard copies or on the cloud.
  • Discouraging employees from bringing their own devices into the workplace so as to not run the risk of data being stolen or infecting the network with a virus.

The search for the right HRMS for your company requires having a good understanding of what your business needs are. An off-the-shelf product will usually suffice at first; however, a custom solution will often provide greater data security and more tools to allow you to take your business further.

For more information on custom HRMS software development, visit https://www.chetu.com/hcm/HRIS-HRMS.php

Disclaimer:

Chetu, Inc. does not affect the opinion of this article. Any mention of specific names for software, companies or individuals does not constitute an endorsement from either party unless otherwise specified. All case studies were written with the full cooperation, knowledge and participation of the individuals mentioned.

Chetu was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Florida. We deliver World-Class Software Development Solutions serving entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 clients. Our services include process and systems design, package implementation, custom development, business intelligence and reporting, systems integration, as well as testing, maintenance and support. Chetu's expertise spans across the entire IT spectrum.

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