July 14, 2017
We’ve been plagued for a couple of months with the increasing threat of cyber threats – mainly, the ransomware that has shut down hospitals, government agencies and other large businesses. While there are always going to be threats to our security – both cyber and physical – there are ways to safeguard against those threats.
When dealing with PII data, however, there are additional levels of security that must be maintained due to federal rules and regulations. These additional security levels are of utmost concern to use here at LifeStatus360, which is why we often ask, “How secure are your death searches?” Do you know the answer to that? Any company can tell you that your important data is secure, but how can you know for sure? Do you ask those companies to provide you with their security protocols, or do you take their word at face value?
LifeStatus360 Offers Security – and We’re Certified!
We are incredibly transparent when it comes to security, and it begins at our front door. We are housed in a Class A security building with 24-hour security personnel, advanced security systems and video surveillance. Our physical security is just as important as our cybersecurity because hackers and thieves are able to steal data in so many ways using modern technologies.
Our cybersecurity measures are even more secure than our physical security measures, and we recently received our certification from AltiusIT, a company best known for their scrupulous security audits. In our niche market, many potential customers aren’t aware of the differences in certifications, and often accept SOC Certification; however, this is simply a compliance certification and not a security certification. A SOC Certification doesn’t signify additional efforts put forth by any company to ensure their cybersecurity, but rather demonstrates their ability to comply with complex paperwork.
We’ve updated our SSL Certificate today with a new Extended Validation (EV) certificate and higher security. This helps to ensure that our data and our customers’ data is secure. Here are the technical specs of this new certificate:
- Standard X.509 certificates
- Symmetric 256-bit encryption
- RSA public-key SHA-2 algorithm (supports hash functions: 256, 384, 512)
- ECC public-key cryptography (supports hash functions: 256, 384, 521)
- Unlimited server licensing
- Supports 2048-bit public key encryption (3072-bit and 4096-bit available)
We implore you to ask the questions and perform your due diligence when investigating any company that could handle large amounts of PII data. There are heavy fines and other consequences of data breaches, not to mention the legal issues that present themselves when your data has been compromised.
We are here to help you ensure the security of your pension benefit information, retirement records, and life insurance payments. Contact us online or via telephone at 888-LIFE-360 to learn more about our security protocols, and test out our system during a free webinar.