Beyond designing, issuing, and managing credentials needs, here’s what you should look for in a digital credentialing platform provider.

Bolstered Security Through Layers of Defense

The Power of Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a formidable barrier against unauthorized access, significantly enhancing security beyond traditional password protection. By requiring additional verification steps (such as codes from a mobile device), MFA adds an extra layer of defense, making it harder for hackers to infiltrate issuer and recipient accounts, ensuring the security of your digital credentials.

Brute Force Protection: Safeguarding Against Automated Threats

In conjunction with MFA, brute force protection acts as a proactive defense mechanism, detecting and thwarting repeated, automated attempts to guess passwords. By preemptively blocking malicious actors, we mitigate the risk of data breaches, safeguarding sensitive information and bolstering the security of your digital credentials.

Ensuring Compliance and Peace of Mind

Certifications and Assessments

When selecting a credential service provider, consider their adherence to industry-leading security standards. Accredible proudly holds SOC2 and SOC3 certifications, illustrating our commitment to the highest security and data protection levels. Additionally, our data hosting providers undergo regular assessments and maintain certifications such as ISO 27001 and SOC2 Type II, ensuring robust compliance with stringent security protocols.

Vulnerability Detection and Penetration Testing

Ensure your chosen provider conducts regular vulnerability scans and comprehensive black-box penetration tests. At Accredible, we prioritize the resilience of our systems against cyber threats by conducting frequent vulnerability assessments and annual penetration tests. This approach lets us promptly identify and address potential security vulnerabilities, safeguarding your data's integrity.

Data Centers and Location

Consider the security and geographical location of the data centers hosting your credential services. Accredible's production services are hosted on secure platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), which maintain certifications for compliance with ISO standards and PCI DSS. With data centers strategically located in regions including the EU, we offer both flexibility and compliance with data localization requirements, ensuring the integrity and accessibility of your data.

Production Environment

Evaluate the segregation and security measures within the provider's production environment. At Accredible, we uphold stringent access controls and maintain separate production, staging, and development environments. These measures, coupled with robust authentication protocols, ensure the utmost security of our systems and your valuable data throughout its lifecycle. 

Other Considerations

In addition to robust security measures such as Multifactor Authentication and brute force protection, it's essential to consider other factors when choosing a credential service provider:

  • Event Logging: Ensure comprehensive event logging and monitoring capabilities to track user actions and detect potential security incidents.
  • Backup Policy: Evaluate backup policies and procedures to ensure data availability and integrity in the event of data loss or corruption.
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Assess business continuity and disaster recovery plans to ensure minimal disruption to operations during unforeseen incidents.
  • Antivirus Measures: Confirm the implementation of antivirus measures and security updates to protect against malware and vulnerabilities.
  • Security Awareness and Confidentiality: Emphasize security awareness training and confidentiality policies to foster a security culture among employees and stakeholders.

Considering these factors alongside robust security features will strengthen your defense against cyber threats, protect your digital credentials, and ensure peace of mind in an increasingly digital world.

At Accredible, we are committed to providing industry-leading security solutions. We ensure our services adhere to the highest security and regulatory standards. Through rigorous implementation of best practices, cutting-edge technologies, and continuous monitoring, we maintain a robust framework that safeguards your data and ensures peace of mind.