Safeguarding information

Cyber crime is a fact of life.

Companies combat data threats every day as criminals test and probe network defenses. Consumers, wary of identity theft, depend on businesses to safeguard their systems from cyber threats.

At Unum, protecting the information customers entrust to us is one of our key responsibilities. From our board of directors and senior leadership to our nearly 10,000 employees, data security is top-of-mind every day.

Through our cyber security program, we constantly watch for threats to our systems and make real-time adjustments to our defenses to protect customer data and minimize service disruptions.

Depth in defenseCircles of cyber defense

We take a multi-layered approach to data security based on international regulatory requirements and recognized industry best practices. Through our depth in defense strategy, multiple layers of security are placed throughout our computing environment. This strategy limits access to sensitive systems and data, while simultaneously containing any failures or vulnerabilities that may be exploited.

Using technology wisely

Effective security starts with technology that helps us monitor our systems for cyber threats 24 hours a day, seven days a week. State-of-the-art security tools filter malicious email and web traffic, block unauthorized access to servers and workstations, and maintain a safe computing environment. In the unlikely event that issues do arise, we have a robust business resiliency program to ensure our data can be recovered and our company can continue operating.

The role of our employees

While we rely on technology to thwart many attacks, in many ways employees are our first line of defense in our cyber security efforts. We educate our employees on how to avoid phishing and other cyber threats, send data securely and flag issues quickly.

Common threat = Shared solution

Cyber crime is not unique to Unum or our industry. That's why we engage with other businesses, the data intelligence community and industry organizations to share information about cyber threats. We also work with independent third-party security specialists to test and assess our capabilities. This outreach helps strengthen the resiliency of our IT security program by enhancing our ability to stay current and respond effectively to emerging threats.

What does all this mean for our customers? At the end of the day, our clients and consumers want to know their private and confidential data is kept secure. Through our robust cyber security defenses, and the commitment of our employees, we are doing everything possible to make sure it is.