ALA Security Commitment
ALA Security Commitment
Last updated: August 31, 2023
ALA is committed to the security of our client’s data. ALA protects our client’s data with many security measures, including:
Information Security Program
We have an Information Security Program in place that is communicated throughout the organization. Our Information Security Program follows the criteria set forth by the SOC 2 Framework. SOC 2 is a widely known information security auditing procedure created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Our organization undergoes independent third-party assessments to test our security and compliance controls.
Roles and Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities related to our Information Security Program and the protection of our customer’s data are well defined and documented. Our team members are required to review and accept all of the security policies.
Security Awareness Training
Our team members are required to go through employee security awareness training covering industry standard practices and information security topics such as phishing and password management.
All team members are required to sign and adhere to an industry standard confidentiality agreement prior to their first day of work.
We perform background checks on all new team members in accordance with local laws.
Cloud Infrastructure Security
- All of our data is stored on Box.com databases. They employ a robust security program with multiple certifications. For more information Box’s security processes, please visit https://www.box.com/trust.
- Box has data centers available in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. For more information on available regions for data storage and processing, please visit https://www.box.com/zones.
Encryption at Rest
All databases are encrypted at rest using AES 256-bit encryption.
Encryption in Transit
Our applications encrypt in transit with TLS/SSL only.
Logging and Monitoring
We actively monitor and log various cloud services.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
We use our data hosting provider’s backup services to reduce any risk of data loss in the event of a hardware failure. We utilize monitoring services to alert the team in the event of any failures affecting users.
We have a process for handling information security events which includes escalation procedures, rapid mitigation and communication.
Permissions and Authentication
Access to cloud infrastructure and other sensitive tools are limited to authorized employees who require it for their role.
Least Privilege Access Control
We follow the principle of least privilege with respect to identity and access management.
Quarterly Access Reviews
We perform quarterly access reviews of all team members with access to sensitive systems.
- All team members are required to adhere to a minimum set of password requirements and complexity for access to client data.
- We have 2-factor authentication (2FA) and password policy enforcement to ensure access to cloud services are protected.
Vendor and Risk Management
Vendor Risk Management
Vendor risk is determined and the appropriate vendor reviews are performed prior to authorizing a new vendor.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns or if you wish to report a potential security issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.