At Zuddl, we are committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, reliability and availability of our product and systems and our customer’s data. We are continuously improving our security processes and analyzing their effectiveness to give you confidence in our solution.
Here is an overview of some of the measures in place to protect your data.
Data Center Physical Security
Zuddl uses Amazon AWS for data center hosting. AWS data centers are certified as ISO 27001, PCI DSS Service Provider Level 1, and or SOC 1 and 2 compliant.
AWS employs robust controls to secure the availability and security of their systems. This includes measures such as backup power, fire detection and suppression equipment, secure device destruction amongst others.
AWS implements layered physical security controls to ensure on-site security including, vetted security guards, fencing, video monitoring, intrusion detection technology and more.
Third-Party Penetration Tests
Third party penetration tests are conducted against the application and supporting infrastructure at least annually. Any findings as a result of tests are tracked to remediation. Reports are available on request with an appropriate NDA in place.
Zuddl leverages threat detection services within AWS to continuously monitor for malicious and unauthorized activity.
We perform regular internal scans for vulnerability scanning of infrastructure. Where issues are identified these are tracked until remediation.
Zuddl uses a number of DDoS protection strategies and tools layered to mitigate DDoS threats. We utilize Cloudflare’s sophisticated CDN with built in DDoS protection as well as native AWS tools and application specific mitigation techniques.
Access is limited to least privilege model required for our staff to carry out their jobs. This is subject to frequenct internal audit and technical enforcement and monitoring to ensure compliance.
Communication with Zuddl is encrypted with TLS 1.3 or higher over public networks. We monitor community testing & research in this area and continue to adopt best practices in terms of Cipher adoption and TLS configuration.
Zuddl data is encrypted at rest with industry standard AES-256 encryption. By default we encrypt at the asset or object level.
Availability & Continuity
Zuddl is deployed on public cloud infrastructure. Services are deployed to multiple availability zones for availability and are configured to scale dynamically in response to measured and expected load. Simulated load tests and API response time tests are incorporated into our release and testing cycle.
In the event of a major region outage, Zuddl has the ability to deploy our application to a new hosting region. Our Disaster Recovery plan ensures availability of services and ease of recovery in the event of such a disaster. This plan is regularly tested and reviewed for areas of improvement or automation.
DR deployment is managed by the same configuration management and release processes as our production environment ensuring that all security configurations and controls are applied appropriately.
Zuddl’s Quality Assurance team reviews and tests code base on a per squad basis. The security team has resources to investigate and recommend remediation of security vulnerabilities within code. Regular syncs, training and security resources are provided to the QA team.
Testing, staging and production environments are logically separated from one another. No customer data is used in any development or test environment.
Zuddl delivers a robust Security Awareness Training program which is delivered within 30 days of new hires and annually for all employees. In addition, we roll out quarterly focused training to key departments including Secure Coding, Data Legislation and Compliance obligations.
Information Security Program
Zuddl has a comprehensive set of information security policies covering a range of topics. These are disseminated to all employees and contractors and acknowledgement tracked on key policies such as Acceptable Use, Information Security Policy and our Employee Handbook.
All employees are required to sign Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality agreements.
Access to systems and network devices is based upon a documented, approved request process. A periodic verification is performed to determine that the owner of a user ID is still employed and assigned to the appropriate role. Access is further restricted by system permissions using a least privilege methodology and all permissions require documented business need. Exceptions identified during the verification process are remediated. Business need revalidation is performed on a quarterly basis to determine that access is commensurate with the users job function. Exceptions identified during the revalidation process are remediated. User access is revoked upon termination of employment or change of job role.
Zuddl understands the risks associated with improper vendor management. We evaluate and perform due diligence on all of our vendors prior to engagement to ensure their security is to a suitable standard. If they do not meet our requirements, we do not move forward with them. Selected vendors are then monitored and reassessed on an ongoing basis, taking into account relevant changes.
Third-Party Sub Processors
Zuddl uses third-party sub processors to provide core infrastructure and services which support the application. Prior to engaging any third party, Zuddl evaluates a vendor’s security as per our Vendor Management Policy.