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The Realities of Internet Testing: Security Considerations and Best Practices

By Nikki Blacksmith, The George Washington University, and Tiffany Poeppelman, LinkedIn

An announcement in June about a large data breach showed us just how vulnerable online storage systems can be: Confidential and sensitive data on over 21 million people were hacked from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This included various types of personnel data including employment history, training records, background checks, and social security numbers. These statistics emphasize the risk that surrounds the practice of gathering and storing personnel data online. Specifically, the breach comes at a time when almost all organizations that use preemployment testing are using the Internet to administer the tests. For example, according to CEB’s 2014 Global Assessment Trend’s report, of the organizations that do use testing, 81% are using online testing (Kantrowitz, 2014)....continue reading in the October issue of TIP!

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New Interim CEO of the American Psychological Association Named

Cynthia D. Belar, PhD, ABPP, has been named APA’s interim chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, the APA Board of Directors announced today. She will succeed Norman B. Anderson, PhD, who is retiring at year-end....Read more

APA Seeks Application for Fellowship Positions
The American Psychological Association (APA) is now seeking applications for its Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship programs. Applications Read more...
SIOP Leadership Candidate Bios Posted
Voting to Open November 2! Biographies and goal statements for SIOP’s leadership candidates have been posted to the SIOP website. It Read more...
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