Security and Reliability Safeguards
Updated August 18, 2016
The protection of customer data and privacy is the ITRP Institute’s number one operational priority.
All information traveling between your browser and ITRP is protected with 256-bit TLS encryption. This is the same level of security banks use. The security lock icon in your browser lets you verify that you aren’t talking to a phishing site impersonating ITRP and that your data is secure in transit.
The email notifications that ITRP sends out to end users, managers and support specialists are also protected with TLS encryption, provided that the email servers of your organization support TLS. ITRP’s mail servers support TLS so that all messages sent to ITRP are encrypted in transit as long as the email clients set up a TLS connection.
Maintaining a Secure Environment
Access control measures have been deployed at multiple levels to limit access to legitimate users and only to the operations that these users have been authorized to perform.
Access and usage of the ITRP service and its hosting environments are continuously monitored in order to identify unauthorized operations and access attempts as early as possible. The ITRP Institute actively maintains and tests both the hosting environments of the ITRP service as well as the ITRP application code to prevent security issues as much as practical, and to ensure that security issues which affected the ITRP service do not recur.
Apart from the detection mechanisms used for the early identification of possible security issues that may affect the ITRP service, response measures are in place to handle such issues if they occur.
Reporting Security Issues
Naturally, we welcome any feedback that can help us make the ITRP service more secure. To report a possible security issue that affects the ITRP service, send an email to email@example.com.
Please include a detailed summary of the issue you have discovered, as this will allow us to respond more rapidly and effectively to your report. Security issues are given priority over any other incidents that may affect the ITRP service (even over incidents that affect the availability of the service) and are handled through a separate procedure. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy throughout this procedure. You can use the ITRP Service Security public key at the bottom of this page to encrypt sensitive information sent via email.
After drawing our attention to a potential security issue, you will receive a confirmation via email to confirm that we have received your report. The ITRP Institute will subsequently attempt to validate and reproduce the reported vulnerability. If additional information is required in order to validate or reproduce the issue, we will work with you as needed to obtain it. When the initial investigation is complete, results will be delivered to you. If the issue cannot be validated, this will be shared with you.
On the other hand, if the vulnerability has been verified, a plan for its resolution and public disclosure will be shared with you. If the vulnerability is found to be caused by a third party software product, the ITRP Institute will notify this third party. The ITRP Institute will continue to work with the third party to ensure that a fix gets implemented. Your identity will not be disclosed to the third party without your explicit permission.
The ITRP Institute will coordinate public notification of the validated vulnerability with you. ITRP security bulletins are posted within the ITRP service. You, or your company, may want to post your advisories on your own web site or in security forums. When possible, we would prefer that our respective public disclosures be posted simultaneously.
Notifying a vendor before publicly releasing information about a security issue is a best practice known as responsible disclosure. Responsible disclosure allows companies like the ITRP Institute to better protect its customers by fixing vulnerabilities before they are brought to the attention of someone who may want to exploit them. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in researching and reporting security issues to observe the simple courtesies of responsible disclosure. The ITRP Institute follows the same practice when it discovers and reports security vulnerabilities to other organizations.
For the protection of our customers, the ITRP Institute does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases have been implemented. Once a security issue has been fixed, the ITRP Institute publishes an ITRP security bulletin about the issue within the ITRP service.
The ITRP Service Security public key has an operational life span of three years. When we generate a new public key, it will be made available on this web page.
Key ID: 5B06CC3DE490B6C3
Key Type: RSA
Key Size: 4096
Fingerprint: 1E01 264B 8BD1 DD61 6A0A 7171 5B06 CC3D E490 B6C3
UserID: ITRP Service Security
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