Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

ClearStar – a leading provider of drug testing and background screening – has been awarded recertification of the ISO 27001:2013 standard and its first certification under the ISO 27018:2019 security standard for the public cloud computing environment by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a third-party certification body for the International Standards Organization (ISO), according to a news release issued by ClearStar.

The ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 27018:2019 certifications confirm that ClearStar’s best-in-class technical controls and formalized information technology (IT) security policies and procedures are operating effectively. ClearStar’s information security management system (ISMS) is used to process personal and confidential information to build software products that ensure the company’s customers have a smooth pre-employment experience.

Specifically, the ISO 27018 standard establishes commonly accepted controls and guidelines for implementing measures to protect personally identifiable information (PII) for the public cloud. ISO 27018:2019 certification validates ClearStar’s commitment to the security and privacy of consumer data, and that as a processor of sensitive data for background screening purposes, the company has implemented controls for protecting PII.

“Compliance with these internationally recognized standards confirms that ClearStar’s security management program is comprehensive and follows leading practices. These certifications exemplify our continued effort toward information security at every level and ensure that data security is top of mind in all areas of the organization,” Ken Dawson, ClearStar Chief Information Officer, stated in the company’s news release.

“Our network, platforms, and systems ingest and process millions of pieces of personally identifiable information every day. Data security and privacy are tantamount to our customers, the candidates we screen, and our business – earning certification for the ISO standard specific to data privacy in the cloud underscores our dedication to cyber security,” said Damien Stewart, ClearStar VP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

The combination of ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 27018:2019 certifications demonstrates ClearStar’s commitment to cloud security and data privacy and places the company amongst the most highly accredited HR technology companies in the background, drug, and occupational health screening industry. ClearStar’s mission is to create a safer environment across the world by helping 200,000 employers make better hiring decisions by 2030.

 A seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree and founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), ClearStar has provided innovative technology solutions to businesses in the human capital management industry from its corporate offices in Alpharetta, Georgia, since 1995. For media inquiries, please contact Angela Kimbell, ClearStar VP of Marketing, by calling (678) 597-9371 or emailing [email protected].

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is a service offering of ClearStar, a leading Human Resources technology company specializing in background checks, drug tests, clinical tests, and occupational health screening. ClearStar has certifications to ensure information security such as accreditation by the PBSA, a SOC 2 Type 2 report, participation in the Privacy Shield, and ISO certifications. To learn more, contact ClearStar today.

Link to Original Press Release: ClearStar Awarded Recertification for the ISO 27001 Standard and Adds Prestigious Certification for ISO 27018 Sensitive Data Security Standard

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