How We Secure Your Data
Our systems are hosted on Linode.com. This allows us to provide a reliable service and keeps your data available whenever you need it. We have also established a disaster recovery site in another physical region.
Linode data centers employ leading physical and environmental security measures, resulting in highly resilient infrastructure. For more information about their security practices, see below:
Worldwide Data Centers | Global Infrastructure | Linode
DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) Protection | Linode
reach2teach.net implements a security oriented design in multiple layers, one of which is the application layer. The afit.reach2teach.net application is developed according to the OWASP Top 10 framework and all code is peer reviewed prior to deployment to production.
Another layer of security is the infrastructure. AFIT is hosted across multiple Linodes. Furthermore, our infrastructure is protected using multiple layers of defence mechanisms, including:
- Firewalls for enforcing IP whitelisting and access through permitted ports only to network resources
- DDoS mitigation and rate limiting
- Intrusion prevention software
- Advanced routing configuration
- Comprehensive logging of network traffic
reach2teach.net encrypts all data.
- Traffic is encrypted using TLS 1.3 with a modern cipher suite, supporting TLS 1.2 at minimum
- User data is encrypted across our infrastructure using AES-256 or better
- Credentials are hashed and salted using a modern hash function
External Security Audits and Penetration Tests
Independent third party assessments are crucial in order to get an accurate, unbiased understanding of your security posture. reach2teach.net conducts penetration tests on an annual basis both in the application and in the infrastructure level using well-known, independent auditors.
No part of our infrastructure retained on-premise. Our physical security in the offices include personal identification based access control, CCTV and alarm systems.
reach2teach.net’s data centres are hosted on Linode.com where leading physical security measures are employed.
Disaster Recovery and Backups
reach2teach.net is committed to providing continuous and uninterrupted service to all its customers. We consistently backup user data daily. All backups are stored on a separate system within the Linode data centre. Back ups are retained for data less than:
- 24 hours old
- 7 days old
- 14 days old
Our Disaster Recovery Plan is tested at least twice a year to assess its effectiveness and to keep the teams aligned with their responsibilities in case of a service interruption.
We know the data you upload to reach2teach.net is private and confidential. We regularly conduct user access reviews to ensure appropriate permissions are in place, in accordance with the least privilege principle. Employees have their access rights promptly modified upon change in employment.