ATS Security Checklist: 3 Considerations For Your CISO

Author Sean Behr Date Dec 10 2020

While operation teams make digital transformation a priority, they have been met with new challenges to not only be more efficient and data-driven, but also compliant and secure. There are various regulations put in place that require corporations have adequate safeguards in place to protect customer data. As a talent leader for your organization, it’s crucial that you an understanding of these regulations.

Organization are continuously evaluating the different systems and applications they have in their arsenal. It is your responsibility to ensure the tools your team utilizes on a daily basis are secure.


What level of compliance is required for our ATS? 

When selecting an ATS, you’ll want to choose one that has security and data protection practices that are compliant with the CASL, GDPR, and CCPA regulations. The consummate level of compliance is  SOC 2 (Service Organization Control Type II), the gold standard in data security and policy procedures.


What features do a compliant ATS have? 

We’ve put together an initial checklist of 3 ATS components that will ensure your system is compliant:


  1. Multi-cloud environment

Multi-cloud refers to the utilization of several cloud solutions. It allows IT and security teams to connect, run, and protect any application in their talent acquisition tech stack, while also making your operations teams more efficient and productive.

Systems that utilize multi-cloud environments are able to more adequately increase platform performance and ensure the safety and security of all candidate data. For organizations conducting high-volume hiring, this is supremely important.


  1. Single Sign-On

Single Sign-On (SSO) is the ability for employees to log-in to applications, websites, and data that they have access to, using one set of credentials. It is a method to improve productivity and provide an easy way for end-users to access different corporate tools.

While you may intuitively think having one set of login credentials increases the risk for a cyberattack, it’s quite the opposite. Traditionally, people don’t use separate passwords for different accounts. The benefit of having one log-in is that when people only have to remember one set of credentials, they’re more likely to make it a stronger password.


  1. Integrations

Your CSO is going to be very interested in a prospective ATS’ ability to integrate with your other internal systems. Like most other softwares, an ATS is at its most effective when integrate with other enterprise applications that recruiting teams are already using.

Whether it’s, custom career sites, document signing, resume parsing, or an advanced analytics tool, you want an ATS that is flexible enough to integrate seamlessly with your necessary features.


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About the Author

Chief Executive Officer

Sean Behr

Sean Behr is the CEO at Fountain and has served in leadership roles at STRATIM (acquired by KAR), (acquired by AOL), and (acquired by Ebay). Behr also advises, mentors, and invests in entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.