Cybersecurity is a critical issue in handling the workers’ compensation claims process. Regulatory authorities and clients are mounting an increased concern that the legal profession must employ adequate measures to protect data from cyber attacks. The fragmented century old social insurance system is complex and expensive to operate and is now confronted with security measures that are more time consuming, cumbersome and expense to implement.
The progress of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing logarithmically. The participants in the present workers’ compensation system need to be aware of the seriousness of cyber vulnerabilities as well their responsibilities to maintain the confidentiality of client’s interests and protect the legal strategies of the case.