Employees and customers want on-demand access to their data on any device, which has exponentially increased threats to data security. Companies cannot keep up with this technological demand alone and have turned more to Human Capital Management Systems (HCM) in the cloud. It is, therefore, vital for HR professionals to know what cloud service they are using and how it can secure and protect important employee information.
The good news is that cloud architectures have been built from the ground up with a laser-focus on security. Many cloud systems have been built to deal with daily probes from the Internet and have agile designs that can react faster to threats than most traditional enterprise systems. Despite these advances, it is still imperative that HR teams vigorously assess cloud vendors and what they offer. The best cloud providers will include a number of extra features to protect data. This could include two-factor authentication that may send a user a code through a text message. Furthermore, good cloud vendors should be on the cutting edge of security practices, which should also include 24/7 support and state-of-the art security at their data centers. Attributes such as these can actually enhance a company’s data security when compared to a legacy, on-site enterprise system that may currently be in use.
Oracle points to a number of other expectations HR departments should have for a HCM cloud vendor. First, the vendor should be on solid financial ground to ensure longevity. In addition, a good cloud vendor will not mix your sensitive data with other customers’ data; your data should be isolated with security at […]