Cyber Exposure – Keeping Your Insurance Data Safe

Posted: June 07, 2017

Is your personal data protected? You provide a lot of sensitive information to insurance companies, so it’s important to know that you’re working with a company that is taking every precaution to keep your data safe. Public Health Information (PHI) and other sensitive data collected by insurance companies is often a target of hackers and cyber criminals. Don’t take a risk. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that King Street Agency follows best practices to minimize cyber exposure and keep your information protected.

King Street Agency Data Security

At King Street Agency, we are up to date on the latest cyber threats and work diligently to keep your sensitive data safe. When you take out a policy with us, you can be confident that your information is protected. Here are just a few of the ways we keep ahead of cyber criminals.

Comprehensive Inventory – Identifying & Tracking Data

We understand that all data in our system is important and take the necessary steps to ensure we are aware of how and where it is housed. It’s important to know where each type of data is and equally crucial to keep track of it when it is moved or altered. Assigning appropriate access to each type of data is also a part of keeping it properly organized and protected. Every employee does not have access to every piece of data. Once data is thoroughly inventoried, it’s easier to maintain a high level of accountability.

Privacy Policy

To ensure security over various types of data, we’ve developed a comprehensive privacy policy. In addition to keeping the right eyes on the right data, our privacy policy helps ensure that our entire staff is on the same page, understanding the importance of cyber security and the necessary steps to help safeguard sensitive information. Data like customer payment information and personal information remains completely private, and maintaining trust with both customers and employees is vital to us.

Multi-Tiered Defense

In the world of information security, it’s always recommended to have more than one layer of protection. Because our clients’ data is a valuable resource that we are responsible for protecting, we have set up multiple security protocols. Our multiple layers of security include the following measures:

  • Classifying data into Highly Confidential, Sensitive, and Internal Use Only
  • Determining who has a need to access the data
  • Securing sensitive data with passwords and/or encryption
  • Backing up data so it’s not isolated to one place

Contingency Plans for Loss of Data

In the event that a data breach occurs (even massive corporate insurance companies like Aetna and AON Hewitt are not safe from cybercrime), you want to ensure that your insurance company has an adequate contingency plan. This should include steps to take in the event of a loss or theft of valuable data. Rest assured that King Street Agency does everything we can to protect your data, and we are prepared with an adequate contingency plan that follows guidelines outlined by state law for handling compromised data in the event of a breach.

King Street Agency – Insurance You Can Trust

Cybercrime is a real threat in this day and age. When taking out an insurance policy, you must provide sensitive information. Work with an insurance company that you can rely on to keep your information safe.

Contact King Street Agency today to learn more about our policies and the steps we take to keep your data protected.