As a cloud-based human resource information system (HRIS), Unicorn HRO recognizes the critical need to keep our clients’ sensitive HR data secure. Cybersecurity has become a serious global issue and we are doing our utmost to ensure the safety of all data entrusted to us.
When you choose iCON, you have peace of mind knowing that Unicorn HRO follows rigorous industry best practices to protect your data from security threats, whether from the outside or from within your organization.
Unicorn HRO’s data center is a secure, Tier 3 level facility equipped with the most advanced technologies available today. Security features include:
- Data encryption in transit and at rest
- SSAE SOC1 compliance
- Built-in solution and database protection designed to prevent unauthorized access to information, including layers of redundancy, encryption, network and web firewalls, intrusion detection, and user authentication
- Full-time security management personnel, many accredited as Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) – an accreditation which represents rigorous industry testing and signifies a more elevated skill set in information security and related best practices
- Proactive business continuity planning and protection strategy with geographically dispersed centers that have fully redundant power subsystems and protection against fires, natural disasters, power outages, sabotage, and theft
- Backup of all data and redundancy at an alternate data center
- Continuous, automatic monitoring for viruses to ensure privacy and data integrity
Data Vigilance: How to Protect Yourself Against Phishing Schemes
Phishing schemes are among the most common type of cybercrime affecting payroll and human resources organizations today. To ensure that business-critical data and personal information remain protected, we urge our clients to be aware of phishing emails and social engineering to steal payroll information.
What is phishing?
Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to “trick” individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and banking information.
How can you protect yourself from phishing schemes?
Be suspicious of emails that claim you must click, call, or open an attachment immediately. If you suspect that an email message is a scam, don’t open any links or attachments that you see. Instead, hover your mouse over the link instead of clicking it to see if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
Please note: The IRS does not contact you via email or phone to request personal information and Unicorn would never send an unsolicited email asking you to provide or update direct deposit information.