Data security shouldn’t just be an IT concern

Payroll and HR have a key role to play in protecting company data
By Roland Cloutier
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 06/11/2014

On April 8, the Canada Revenue Agency announced its systemswere vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug and removed public access to its onlineservices.

This incident raised awareness of the issues surroundingsecurity, risk and privacy that the use of technology can create in theworkplace.

Payroll data can be at particular risk because it is sought afterby nefarious individuals and groups. As the keepers of that data, it isimportant that payroll and HR professionals lead company-wide understanding ofthe importance of data security.