Protecting your information
Background checks are all about you. Your identity is wrapped up in a few key details that you provide for a background check. Keeping your data safe is a big deal.
Verified Credentials takes charge to help protect users and information across our platforms. We have an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that aligns with NIST 800-53 security controls. The standard of our ISMS is equivalent to HITRUST and ISO 27001 measures. In other words, our system is set up to assist in protecting you.
Data security and safe storage
We strive to ensure that your personal information is private and secure. That’s why we employ rigid information handling and technology practices with your security in mind. Get to know what some of those are:
We create a secure environment.
We respect that you are sharing your personal information for background check purposes. We encrypt your personal information in transit and at rest in our systems to help keep it safe and secure. We have measures in place to help keep your personal information protected when it’s in our systems.
Our privacy protection standards are certified by TRUSTe, the leading internet privacy services provider.
We enforce robust cybersecurity measures.
The standards in our ISMS help keep your information safe, and we put them to the test. Using recognized third-party validation, we perform checks of the security of our systems. These partners help us perform:
- 24/7 – Real-time monitoring and alerts for our environment.
- Every Month – System and application vulnerability scans.
- Every Year – Audits for NIST 800-53 compliance and penetration tests.
We control access to information.
Connecting people with information is our business – as long as it’s the right people. We have a variety of measure to help make sure access is secure:
- Access to systems is controlled for all users and employees with complex, renewing passwords.
- Only authorized personnel may enter our facility, a controlled-access environment.
- Our employees receive training on information security awareness at hire and annually.
- We conduct extensive background checks on new hires and employees.
Like you, we are concerned about the safety of your personal information. Your data privacy is a top-of-mind matter for us. Verified Credentials is enhancing our technology nonstop as security standards evolve. Have more questions? Get in touch with our team.