Data Breaches and Background Checks

We all know that data breaches are more common now than they have ever been before. Background check firms need to show how they are protecting their information from hackers, as well as what they would do if there were a data breach and information was released. This tread has become a popular topic question that customers are asking background check firms. Customers want to make sure that their data won’t get exposed as well as what the company would do if it were to happen.

The U.S background check market has conducted greater carefulness on information security and is asking many backgrounds check companies to have third-party certificates as well as audits such as SSAE 18 SOC II, and accreditation from National Association of Professional Background Screeners. (NAPBS)

Equifax had an enormous data breach that impacted over 145 million Americans. When this happened it was a wakeup call for all industries that data security needs to be tightened up and audits performed. Many background check companies need to understand that it is a serious job that they keep all PII (Personal Identifiable Information) secure.

Another data breach that affected a company was from Technologies, Inc. Technologies, Inc provides hosting services and software to consumers reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. What this supply chain breach did was it left users’ personal information exposed for as long as two weeks. The company “discovered that there had been unauthorized access to our database containing the personal information of individuals who had a consumer report through our system at some point in the past,” according to a breach notification filed with the Montana Department of Justice, noting that the incident occurred between Nov. 1-15, 2018.

“Based on our investigation, we have determined that the personal information that was potentially accessed could have included first and last names, dates of birth, home addresses, and Social Security numbers,” the company, which is owned by FRS Software, said.

This is why organizations need to perform comprehensive risk assessments of all their supply chain partners, along with continuous monitoring to spot vulnerabilities. Noble Diagnostics has incorporated policies to keep all personal data secure and undergo audits quarterly to ensure the greatest security possible. In addition Noble Diagnostics, employees have to comply with a number of privacy laws.

To learn more information about our audits and security contact Noble Diagnostics directly at or call us 24/7 877-200-5616.


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