Higher regulate the digital safety of corporations – Information

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The digital transformation of companies has forced the adoption of new practices to remain competitive. However, companies, especially SMEs, face many challenges in terms of security. Faced with this new reality, the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Cybersecurity (GRIC) at the University of Sherbrooke has prepared a guide that aims to be accessible and complete on people’s digital identity, which it makes available to entrepreneurs.

It is important to approach security from multiple perspectives. Legal, managerial and social issues, to name a few, should be part of an SME’s cybersecurity action plan. For the management of a company, this guide is particularly useful to involve each employee according to their concerns and their field of activity. Cybersecurity is everyone’s business!

Prof. Daniel Chamberland-Tremblay, Cybersecurity Specialist at the School of Management and member of the SIRG

Everyone’s membership: a must

For SMEs, one of the biggest difficulties is often encouraging support for change among their workers. The Digital Identity Security Framework Guide offers managers arguments and advice to explain not only the importance of complying with the laws and regulations in force, but above all to explain the value that can be derived from good management of digital identities and the competitive advantage that can be derived from it.

Professor Hugo Loiseau, researcher at the SIRG and adjunct to the School of Applied Policy at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, comments that “For about a decade, the social acceptance of projects has also affected SMEs. These diverse and varied companies are also subject to the social acceptability of their employees and customers in digital transformation processes such as the introduction of digital identity. Change is often daunting, and everyone’s commitment to digital transformation is necessary to advance the company’s success. »

To this end, digital identification procedures generally use personal information whose protection is ensured by various legislative provisions. Companies need to be aware of their obligations to develop best practices. The Guide outlines the essential elements for that success and offers a practical tool for SME managers.

This new Guide is available free of charge in French and English in electronic version on the SIRG website. Professor Pierre-Martin Tardif from the School of Management and head of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Cybersecurity (GRIC) recalls that it is also possible for a company to obtain the support of a member of the SIRG for additional explanations through a webinar or conference .

Cybersecurity at UdeS
The Université de Sherbrooke is at the forefront of cybersecurity development. He trains future cybersecurity experts. Various programs of study are offered, in addition to online training and a summer school. Bringing together expertise from multiple disciplines, UdeS research teams actively participate in advancing cybersecurity knowledge. They contribute to making Sherbrooke an important center in this field.

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