Payroll Security and Data Protection

You may have heard the recent news about Kronos Workforce Central, a payroll and HR system, that was victimized by a ransomware attack and will not be able to provide crucial services to their clients for several weeks. The disruption is so severe that they are urging their customers to look elsewhere for workforce management solutions. To be clear, Capital Payroll Partners do not use any Kronos systems, and our services are entirely unaffected.

The Kronos Hack, Explained

From Michelle Shen, Dec 13th, USA Today:

“If your company uses Kronos, you might not be able to use it to clock in and out of work – for a few weeks.

HR management company Ultimate Kronos Group has been hit by a ransomware attack that’s hobbling its clients access to processing payroll, handling time sheets and managing their workforce

Also hit by the attack is Kronos Workforce Central, which contains a suite of workforce management solutions for time and attendance, absence management, scheduling and more. The Kronos Workforce Central tools were created specifically for industries to help manage their entire workforce on a cloud platform.

For now, Kronos recommends its clients look into alternatives for workforce management while it navigates this situation.”

Capital Payroll Partners’ Security

Security of your data is our chief concern.

Capital Payroll provides state-of-the-art security and reliability for our client data. We strive to
set the industry standard in security, enabling you to focus on running your business while
knowing with confidence that your sensitive data is being managed properly. Our architecture
was designed with security in mind from conception and security is not “bolted on”. With the
assistance of our partners, protecting your data is done with progressive security strategies and
best practices for your protection. We work diligently to ensure the security measures in place
will protect your payroll data including:

  • Data Protection
    • Physical data is secured within our SQL Server database using industry best practices. We take
      advantage of SQL Server’s robust authentication features and encrypt all database connection
      strings and all access to data is limited to authorized personnel.
  • Encrypted Transmissions
    • Our applications take advantage of Transport Layer Security (TLS) for increased security. All
      data transmissions conducted through our applications are secured with 256-bit encryption to
      ensure the protection of your sensitive data. Additionally, all server access into Microsoft Azure
      by our team requires a Secure VPN with individual encryption keys and Just-In-Time IP Address
      authorization access.
  • Backups and Reliability
    • Availability and Redundancy is built into the system on every level and our infrastructure is
      constantly monitored by applications and team members to ensure availability. Also, Capital Payroll
      leverages Microsoft Azure to provide unconstrained capacity with flexibility and scalability for
      our customers’ changing needs.
  • Business Continuity
    • Capital Payroll has extensive redundancy built into our systems to handle disaster recovery
      scenarios. Our applications are fully redundant and available 24 x 7 x 365 and using Microsoft
  • Network Security
    • Network traffic is monitored by Microsoft Azure’s robust and secure infrastructure along with
      additional managed firewall services. We actively monitor network traffic with intrusion
      detection systems to prevent unauthorized access and all servers are part of our private domain
      and require proper credentials to access.

We’d be happy to work with your team to provide an HR management system alternative. Additionally, end-of-year/beginning-of-year is a great time to switch regardless, and it’s never been easier to outsource your HR and Payroll

Contact Us For a Better Kronos Workforce Alternative

The holiday season is no time for payroll disruptions, and we’re happy to provide an alternative to Kronos Workforce that we think you’ll want to keep using even after their security issues are resolved. To get the onboarding process started, call us today at (804) 364-7220 or fill out the form below. If you’d like to know about our pricing, we’re happy to offer a free quote!

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