HR Signs Security Deal With Secerno

Data security provider Secerno announced that Britain's leading vendor management company, expressHR, is deploying its intelligent database assurance platform. The Secerno solution will underpin the expressHR security strategy, ensuring the utmost confidence in the system being used by more than 14,000 users across the UK every year.

The expressHR Vendor Management Solution manages the provision of temporary, permanent and contract staff for a number of large recruitment agencies and other organisations, therefore the data involved is often of the most confidential nature.

This includes banking information, salaries, pay rates, charge rates, CVs and other personal details which must be protected by law. expressHR vendor management systems process over £300 million of temporary labour spend and service over 14,000 regular users every year across a range of industry sectors including government, defence and transport.

Paul Raine, Operations Director at expressHR said, "It is very important for any organisation which operates in the recruitment sector to safeguard the large amount of personal data that is handled daily. We have always prided ourselves in ensuring we take the most stringent steps to protect the information about the thousands of people which pass through our technology, which is why we signed this deal with Secerno."

Secerno provides the first intelligent security platform for databases. With Secerno, expressHR is able to understand, control and protect its database and secure it comprehensively from internal attacks. expressHR has chosen to deploy the service in association with traditional penetration testing and application testing to protect against external attacks, but only Secerno can also stop SQL injections and other hacking attempts.

"Now that perimeter defences are no longer watertight, it's essential to have technology that can effectively protect your applications right up close. The great thing about Secerno is that it gives us protection where we need it most - right in front of our most important asset, our data." continued Raine.

expressHR has chosen a software-as-a-service approach to delivering its services, this provides massive benefits in terms of cost, speed and efficiency. However, this model brings with it unique security concerns associated with delivering mission critical business services over the internet. Secerno's powerful audit tool is one aspect that allows expressHR to demonstrate independently its security levels. Secerno's reporting and analysis capabilities provide legally admissible audit information and enables expressHR to demonstrate compliance with necessary regulations.

Initially expressHR is using the service to monitor the state of security but over time Secerno.SQL will allow the company to block abnormal behaviour and build up a personal profile for each and every user accessing the service.