Security Audit of People’s HR System

December 8, 2014


We recently had our HR system penetration tested, and thought you might be interested to know the results.

What is a ‘Penetration Test’?

Penetration testing is the term given to a series of security checks that test a system’s ability to withstand attempted cyber-attacks like hacks and data thefts.

With a business like ours, where our clients rely on us to protect their confidential employee information, ensuring top notch security is an absolute priority.

Who Tested Us

We had our HR system tested by Pen Test Partners – a penetration testing company approved by the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers.

What They Did

Pen Test Partners tested our web application using testing methodology in-line with best practices from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

How We Scored

People was given the green light, and categorised into the best possible bracket: ‘Low Risk’. The company conducting the audit stated:

“The application was seen to be well coded”

They also stated in their report:

“The web application was seen to be well secured and crucially at no point could the consultant gain access to any other company’s data, or gain access to other users’ accounts”

In a nutshell, this means that when the cyber-attack experts carrying out the audit attempted to break into People’s HR system, they were unable to, and all customer data remained safely under lock and key.

Interested in Learning More?

If you’d like to review any of our security policies, or to find out more about the lengths we go to when keeping your company data safe, please visit our Security page – and if you’d like to see the report for yourself, just drop one of our friendly team members a note, and they will be happy to oblige.

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