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Take these basic steps to protect against cyber-attacks

As the war in Ukraine continues, the White House is warning Americans about the danger of Russian-sponsored cyber-attacks designed to disrupt business in the United States. Follow these steps to ensure you’re protected against Russian cyber-sabotage.

Shields up! Feds warn of Russian cyberattacks

As the world tightens its economic grip on Russia in response to the Ukraine invasion, tech experts are citing heavier-than-usual cyberattacks on small and mid-sized U.S. businesses that are originating in Russia and China.

States move to protect employee privacy

For years, privacy advocates have worried that technology may give employers too much access to information employees consider personal. A general expectation of privacy isn’t always reasonable in a public setting like work, but states have begun erecting barriers that limit how much employers can seek to know about their employees’ activities.

Lessons learned from the Facebook whistleblower case

Frances Haugen, a former-Facebook-employee-turned-whistleblower, stole a trove of confidential documents on her way out the door. She turned them over to the Securities and Exchange Commission, appeared on “60 Minutes” to air allegations that Facebook hid damning user research and then testified about it before a Senate committee. Is any of that legal?

Snapshot: What identity-theft protection benefits should cover

Demand for benefits protecting employees from identity theft has soared in the last year. Here’s what employers say they want such a plan to provide.

Snapshot: Vaccine status: Transparency vs. privacy

Most employees want to know if co-workers have had covid shots … but don’t want to share if they themselves have been vaccinated.

Employees’ biometric data in the workplace: the legal do’s and don’ts

Fingerprint scans for time cards … temperature screening for COVID … retina scans for security access. These increasingly common examples of biometric data also carry risks that employers should learn to mitigate.

HR can help prevent ransomware hacks

The cost of recovering from a ransomware attack has more than doubled in the last year, according to leading cybersecurity provider Sophos. HR is one of many functions that have a role to play in anticipating and preventing ransomware hacks.

Do you use one of these passwords to secure data?

HR professionals use “shockingly weak” passwords to unlock their online accounts, according to research by NordPass, which publishes password management software.

Exit checklist: When teleworkers terminate

You probably have a plan in place dictating what happens when an employee quits. But with so many employees working remotely, traditional exit interviews and the accompanying rituals may slip through the cracks. Here’s how to safeguard your intellectual and real property in a work-from-home world.