Pre-employment screening of candidates is a widely accepted practice for many companies. The primary purpose of background checks is to objectively measure the applicant’s past experience to gauge future behavior. The background screening can include compiling criminal records, past employment verification and credit score of an individual. In order to process the background check, companies require Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from the applicant, including the applicant’s name and social security number. This information is sent to the pre-employment screening company to process the background check. Maintaining the Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy of the applicant’s information is critical to the credibility and ultimate viability of the pre-employment screening company.