Protecting your business: Guarding against phishing threats and enhancing security

Protecting your business: Guarding against phishing threats and enhancing security


Author: Pilalula Ndhlovu

Keeping your confidential information safe and secure should be a number one priority for all businesses.

The growing threat of phishing attacks

Recently, there has been an alarming surge in the success rate of phishing attacks. Phishing attacks are deceptive tactics employed by cybercriminals to trick individuals into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that could compromise their security. These attacks often involve fraudulent emails, seemingly from reputable sources, that entice recipients into providing personal or financial information. Despite increased awareness and improved security measures, these attacks continue to evolve, becoming more sophisticated and, unfortunately, more effective.

Protecting your organization and payroll

The security of your business and the personal information of your employees are of utmost importance to us. At HRTorQue, we are committed to providing comprehensive solutions to enhance your business’s security. In light of the increasing success of phishing attacks, we recommend implementing the following measures to bolster your payroll process defences:

  • Employee Self Service (ESS) module – Consider integrating an ESS module (from Psiber) into your existing processes. Designed to streamline and secure your HR and payroll processes, this valuable tool allows employees to manage their personal information securely, reducing the risk of unauthorised changes to sensitive data and improving overall data protection. 
  • Notification system – Implement a robust notification system in your payroll that alerts employees when any critical information (such as banking details), is modified. These notifications can act as an early warning system against fraudulent activity, enabling swift response to any suspicious changes. Our team can assist you in setting these up, ensuring your employees are informed and in-the-know at all times. 

Your business’s security is our priority, and we are here to support you in every way possible. If you would like to explore these options further or have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected].