Cyber security for Human Resources: Protecting Employee Data and Privacy

Cyber security for Human Resources: Protecting Employee Data and Privacy

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The Institute of Accountancy Arusha is pleased to invite your HR staffs to attend a short course on “Cyber security for Human Resources: Protecting Employee Data and Privacy” at The Corridor Spring Hotel Arusha. The training will be from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd October 2023


Description: This short course is designed to empower HR professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to play a pivotal role in safeguarding employee data, ensuring privacy compliance, and mitigating HR-related cyber risks. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the HR role in cybersecurity and learn practical strategies to protect sensitive information in the digital age.

Rationale: In today’s data-driven world, HR departments handle a wealth of sensitive employee information, making them a prime target for cyberattacks. HR professionals must be well-equipped to protect this data, ensure privacy compliance, and mitigate risks to maintain trust and security within the organization.

Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will:

  1. Understand the significance of cybersecurity in HR operations.
  2. Recognize common cyber threats and vulnerabilities specific to HR.
  3. Learn to safeguard employee data and privacy.
  4. Ensure compliance with relevant data protection laws and regulations.
  5. Develop incident response strategies tailored to HR-related threats.
  6. Foster a cybersecurity-conscious culture within the HR department.


  • Enhanced cybersecurity awareness within the HR department.
  • Reduced risk of data breaches and privacy violations.
  • Improved compliance with data protection laws (e.g., GDPR, CCPA).
  • Increased confidence in handling HR-related cyber incidents.
  • Strengthened reputation and trust among employees.



Course Contents:

  1. Introduction to HR Cybersecurity
    • The HR role in data protection and cybersecurity
    • Understanding the HR data ecosystem
  1. Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities in HR
    • Phishing attacks targeting HR personnel
    • Social engineering tactics
    • Insider threats within HR
  1. Employee Data Protection
    • HR data classification and handling
    • Access control and authentication
    • Secure employee onboarding and offboarding
  1. Privacy Compliance
    • GDPR, CCPA, and other relevant regulations
    • Consent management and data subject rights
    • Privacy impact assessments
  1. Incident Response for HR
    • Identifying HR-related cyber incidents
    • Reporting and escalation procedures
    • Communicating with affected employees
  1. Creating a Cyber-Aware HR Culture
    • Employee training and awareness programs
    • HR department policies and procedures
    • Continuous improvement in HR cybersecurity

Training Methodology:

  • Lectures and presentations by cybersecurity experts.
  • Case studies and real-world scenarios to analyze.
  • Group discussions and interactive workshops.
  • Hands-on exercises for incident response planning.
  • Practical tips and best practices for HR cybersecurity.

Target Groups:

  • HR professionals and managers responsible for employee data.
  • Data protection officers and compliance officers.
  • Any professionals interested in understanding the intersection of HR and cybersecurity.

Hint: This course equips HR professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to protect employee data, ensure privacy compliance, and proactively address HR-related cyber risks in today’s digitally connected workplace. It provides a holistic approach to cybersecurity within the HR department, emphasizing prevention, compliance, and incident response.

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The fee for the Course is TZS 1,500,000/= (One million five hundred thousand only) to cover for course materials, tea/coffee, and lunch only.  Payment may be in cash, cheque or TISS.  Please request for control number before making any payments.


Monday 18th to Friday 22nd October 2023 at The Corridor Spring Hotel Arusha

For more details you may contact the following:



Eng. Sifael Sabaya Email: and

Cell phone: +255 754 417359


NB:     Early confirmation and registration is highly encouraged and appreciated.

Yours Faithfully,


Sifael Sabaya


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