PCI Security Standards Compliance
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a comprehensive security standard that acts as a set of guidelines for merchants to ensure the protection of their customer’s sensitive card data. PCI DSS is equally helpful to ensure that other sensitive data, such as votes, are protected. Simply Voting’s servers are subjected to intense daily PCI Compliance scans by Trust Guard, which checks for over 66,956 vulnerabilities or security holes that hackers might use to compromise the voting website.
Simply Voting is committed to supporting electors with disabilities and making sure the ballot works with assistive technologies. The interface of our voting websites are regularly audited against Section 508 and WCAG-2 accessibility requirements by the Bureau of Internet Accessibility, which provides a comprehensive compliance and remediation report. This ensures voting websites are compatible with screen-reading technology such as JAWS.
McAfee Enterprise-Ready Rating
Simply Voting received the highest CloudTrust Rating from McAfee. McAfee performs objective and thorough evaluations of cloud services based on a detailed set of criteria developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Services designated as McAfee Enterprise-Ready fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection.
SOC 2 Certification
Simply Voting is SOC 2 Type I certified. The SOC 2 is a widely recognized auditing standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). An auditor’s report details a service provider’s ability to offer adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their customers. The audit focuses heavily in the areas of security, availability and confidentiality. It addresses important topics such as backup and recovery, computer operations, and human resources. The data centers where Simply Voting servers are located are similarly SOC 2 Type II certified. These certifications are an independent validation of the quality, integrity and reliability of Simply Voting’s infrastructure and services.
Simply Voting is insured with the Berkley Insurance Company. Simply Voting maintains a $5,000,000 General Business insurance policy as well as a Cyber Liability insurance policy which covers Errors & Omissions for $1,000,000 and Privacy Breach for $1,000,000. This helps protect your organization and your voters.