I recently wrote an article about protecting confidential data that flows through the HR department. This is an area that many people forget when thinking about the most sensitive information in an organization.
Everyone thinks about the obvious, like maintaining information about current employees. But there are many other pieces of sensitive data flowing through HR.
Resumes and personal information about potential employees come into the HR department as managers post job requisitions. In today’s world, candidates require criminal background checks and drug tests that need to be kept confidential. As a company hires people, references, existing health information, 401K data and salary details are maintained by Human Resources personnel and inside information systems they access.