Security by Design

This isn’t our first startup. Our team of developers have been around the block and understand not only how to secure data, but why it matters. Oyster’s success as a global employment service provider relies on earning and keeping our Customers’ and Colleagues’ trust.  We take security seriously and built Oyster with security in mind. 


  • ISO  27001
  • GDPR

We are pursuing these certifications and building to their specifications.  By starting with clear principles and frameworks, our policies and processes reflect a thoughtful approach to security and our everyday work.    


  • SSL Encryption is used throughout our application
  • All data is encrypted in transit 
  • All databases and database backups are encrypted at rest
  • We apply a second layer of encryption to sensitive data such as bank accounts and NI numbers

Working with up-to-date framework releases, we use tried and tested modules, and apply fundamental security considerations to every aspect of our software design. 

Secure Servers

  • SOC 1,2,3
  • ISO 27001/27017/27018 

Your data is securely backed up on a regular basis.   And we never move user data out of the secured environment for testing or any other reason.  

Oyster Team Access

  • Unique logins required for all business critical systems
  • Defined access to different parts of our system
  • Customer and personal data access is limited by roles
  • Role-based access is regularly audited and updated

We limit access to our systems and our data to only those who need it, operating on the principle of least privilege.  


  • Continuous resource and infrastructure access monitoring
  • Third party web property scanning
  • Security testing as an essential part of our release process 
  • Annual employee privacy and data security training 

Building a secure Site and Platform are only the beginning.  We monitor our systems to keep them secure and to continuously improve our people, processes and our product.

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