Ensuring your data security

Podium goes above and beyond to ensure data accuracy and data security.

ISO 27001 Certified

Data Accuracy & Security

ISO 27001 Certified

Podium Security

Podium is committed to the highest standards of data protection and security. We adhere to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are proud to be ISO 27001 certified. This means we prioritise the accuracy of the data we collect and take rigorous measures to secure and protect that data.

To ensure we offer the best to our clients, Podium365 has partnered with Microsoft, leveraging their Azure cloud computing services. This collaboration allows us to use the latest web technologies and Microsoft’s cutting-edge security features, ensuring a reliable experience for our clients and their candidates. Our commitment to data protection is further emphasised by our full encryption measures, which are implemented end-to-end.

To maintain our high security standards, Podium's measures are regularly assessed by independent analysts, conducting both penetration testing and vunerability scans. This ensures that the Podium platform remains protected against the latest threats.

End-to-End Encryption

When transferring data, Podium employs full HTTPS encryption to safeguard all sensitive information during transit. Additionally, we encrypt our data at rest when it's not being accessed by clients, ensuring the utmost level of data security.

For more details about Podium's security measures or to inquire about our security policies, please contact us.

Unproctored Test Validity

Ensuring the validity of unproctored/unsupervised remote assessments is a crucial aspect of the assessment process. In the absence of a supervisor, there is no guarantee against potential issues like item copying, distribution, or candidates receiving unauthorised assistance. Maintaining test security, therefore, becomes an integral part of the assessment process.

Podium has developed a range of solutions to enhance test security and ensure result validity. These include item banked testing, computer adaptive testing, facial validation, and active behaviour monitoring during the assessment.

Item Banks

Ability tests use item banks to ensure that each candidate receives a similar, but not identical assessment. Additionally, Podium shift the responses so that the correct answer is not always in the same position.

Adaptive (CAT)

Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) is used for higher level requirements. CAT produces an assessment unique to the candidate that focuses in on their ability.

Facial Validation

Podium’s facial validation technology uses the candidates webcam to actively monitor assessment process. It watches to ensure that only one face can be seen at a time, that the face is the same throughout, and uses Artificial Intelligence to detect issues in testing.

Active Monitoring

The assessment process is continually monitored by the Podium platform. Logs are taken identifying how long a candidate spends on a page, clearing down clipboards if screen shots are taken, Monitoring for screen un-focus, and much more.

Contact us to find out more about our security practices and policies.