Your Data is Safe with Hyperion

BY Zak Miller / ON Sep 08, 2019

While building Hyperion we’ve taken a “security-first” mindset, restricting access by default. Here’s how it works.

In the App

  • Volunteers are not able to view past surveys.
  • Surveys are only stored on the phone until they are successfully submitted (at which point they’re deleted from the phone).
  • A volunteer has no ability to read, update, or delete surveys once they are submitted.

In the Admin Portal

  • Survey data is only accessible by one user - the user who created the PIT Count in the admin portal.

In-Depth Security

Submitted surveys are stored in Google Cloud, which Google uses internally to secure and store your emails in Gmail and your files in Google Drive and Google Docs.

Google has a robust security strategy including:

Additional Measures

  • We use automated tests to verify that data access rules allow and restrict access as appropriate.
  • All PIT Count submissions are stored under the organization that conducted that PIT Count, so only the administrator of that organization can access that data.
  • All survey submissions are Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypted.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the security around Hyperion, please contact me at I’d be happy to talk to you.

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