GRIC is proud to publish a Digital Identity Security Framework Guide

The Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Research Group (GRIC) of the University of Sherbrooke is making available to business owners a comprehensive and accessible guide on the digital identity of individuals.

The digital transformation of businesses has forced the adoption of new practices in order to remain competitive. However, many challenges remain for businesses, especially SMEs.

Prof. Daniel Chamberland-Tremblay emphasizes the importance of approaching security from several perspectives. Legal, managerial and social issues, to name a few, must be part of an SME’s cybersecurity action plan. For the executive, this guide is particularly useful to engage each employee according to his or her concerns and scope. Cybersecurity is everyone’s business!

Prof. Hugo Loiseau notes that “for about ten years, the social acceptability of projects has also affected SMEs, which are also subject to the social acceptability of their employees and customers in the process of digital transformation as is the introduction of digital identity. Change is often frightening, and everyone’s support for digital transformation is necessary for these projects to succeed. To this end, the Digital Identity Security Framework Guide produced by the SIRG outlines the essential elements for such success and provides a practical tool for SME managers.”

For Prof. Arthur Oulaï “digital identification processes generally use personal information whose protection is ensured by various legislative provisions. Companies must be aware of their obligations in order to develop best practices.

According to Pre Manon Ghislaine Guillemette, it is clear that “for SMEs, one of the biggest difficulties is often to get their employees to adhere to the change. This guide gives managers arguments and advice to explain not only the importance of complying with current laws and regulations, but also the value that can be derived from good digital identity management and the competitive advantage that can be derived from it.

Prof. Pierre-Martin Tardif thanks the team of researchers for the excellent collaboration, the unfailing involvement and the innovative ideas that led to the creation of this guide. He is particularly proud of the interdisciplinary nature of the guide.

If you would like to have a presentation of this guide during a webinar, a colloquium, a conference or simply for more information, you can contact the communications department of the School of Management

The guide is available in English at the following address:

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