Security might not be a popular topic around the office, but it is an important one—especially if you’re in the benefits industry. By nature, the PHI that is handled—from Social Security numbers to medical information—makes HR and healthcare extremely attractive targets for cyber hackers. Handling this sensitive data means HR administrators need to ensure they’re making data security a priority within their organization. It’s HR’s job to protect your people – that includes protecting their most personal information.
Recent breaches in data, like the one experienced by Target Corporation, highlight the need for cyber security now more than ever as more transactions take place electronically and cyber criminals continue to find ways to stay ahead of network security. When personal data is compromised, victims feel violated and helpless.