Infrastructure security

Service infrastructure maintained
Iteration X has infrastructure supporting the service patched as a part of routine maintenance and as a result of identified vulnerabilities to help ensure that servers supporting the service are hardened against security threats.
Intrusion detection system utilized
Iteration X uses an intrusion detection system to provide continuous monitoring of Iteration X's network and early detection of potential security breaches.
Production database access restricted
Iteration X restricts privileged access to databases to authorized users with a business need.
Remote access MFA enforced
Iteration X's production systems can only be remotely accessed by authorized employees possessing a valid multi-factor authentication (MFA) method.
Production network access restricted
Iteration X restricts privileged access to the production network to authorized users with a business need.
Unique production database authentication enforced
Iteration X requires authentication to production data stores to use authorized secure authentication mechanisms, such as unique SSH key.
Remote access encrypted enforced
Iteration X's production systems can only be remotely accessed by authorized employees via an approved encrypted connection.
Encryption key access restricted
Iteration X restricts privileged access to encryption keys to authorized users with a business need.
Production data segmented
Iteration X prohibits confidential or sensitive customer data, by policy, from being used or stored in non-production systems/environments.
Infrastructure performance monitored
An infrastructure monitoring tool is utilized to monitor systems, infrastructure, and performance and generates alerts when specific predefined thresholds are met.
Production application access restricted
Iteration X restricts privileged access to the application to authorized users with a business need.
Access control procedures established
Iteration X's access control policy documents the requirements for the following access control functions: adding new users, modifying users, and/or removing an existing user's access.
Log management utilized
Iteration X utilizes a log management tool to identify events that may have a potential impact on Iteration X's ability to achieve its security objectives.
Network segmentation implemented
Iteration X's network is segmented to prevent unauthorized access to customer data.
Unique network system authentication enforced
Iteration X requires authentication to the "production network" to use unique usernames and passwords or authorized Secure Socket Shell (SSH) keys.
Firewall access restricted
Iteration X restricts privileged access to the firewall to authorized users with a business need.

Organizational security

Portable media encrypted
Iteration X encrypts portable and removable media devices when used.
Anti-malware technology utilized
Iteration X deploys anti-malware technology to environments commonly susceptible to malicious attacks and configures this to be updated routinely, logged, and installed on all relevant systems.
Employee background checks performed
Iteration X performs background checks on new employees.
MDM system utilized
Iteration X has a mobile device management (MDM) system in place to centrally manage mobile devices supporting the service.
Password policy enforced
Iteration X requires passwords for in-scope system components to be configured according to Iteration X's policy.
Security awareness training implemented
Iteration X requires employees to complete security awareness training within thirty days of hire and at least annually thereafter.
Confidentiality Agreement acknowledged by contractors
Iteration X requires contractors to sign a confidentiality agreement at the time of engagement.
Production inventory maintained
Iteration X maintains a formal inventory of production system assets.
Confidentiality Agreement acknowledged by employees
Iteration X requires employees to sign a confidentiality agreement during onboarding.
Asset disposal procedures utilized
Iteration X has electronic media containing confidential information purged or destroyed in accordance with best practices, and certificates of destruction are issued for each device destroyed.

Product security

Penetration testing performed
Iteration X's penetration testing is performed at least annually. A remediation plan is developed and changes are implemented to remediate vulnerabilities in accordance with SLAs.
Data encryption utilized
Iteration X's datastores housing sensitive customer data are encrypted at rest.
Data transmission encrypted
Iteration X uses secure data transmission protocols to encrypt confidential and sensitive data when transmitted over public networks.
System activity logged
Iteration X captures system activity, including user activity, in transaction logs.
Vulnerability and system monitoring procedures established
Iteration X's formal policies outline the requirements for the following functions related to IT / Engineering: vulnerability management, system monitoring.

Internal security procedures

Vulnerabilities scanned and remediated
Host-based vulnerability scans are performed at least quarterly on all external-facing systems. Critical and high vulnerabilities are tracked to remediation.
Access reviews conducted
Iteration X conducts access reviews at least quarterly for the in-scope system components to help ensure that access is restricted appropriately. Required changes are tracked to completion.
Access requests required
Iteration X ensures that user access to in-scope system components is based on job role and function or requires a documented access request form and manager approval prior to access being provisioned.
Production deployment access restricted
Iteration X restricts access to migrate changes to production to authorized personnel.
Vendor management program established
Iteration X has a vendor management program in place. Components of this program include: critical third-party vendor inventory, vendor's security and privacy requirements, and review of critical third-party vendors at least annually.
Incident response policies established
Iteration X has security and privacy incident response policies and procedures that are documented and communicated to authorized users.
Change management procedures enforced
Iteration X requires changes to software and infrastructure components of the service to be authorized, formally documented, tested, reviewed, and approved prior to being implemented in the production environment.
Configuration management system established
Iteration X has a configuration management procedure in place to ensure that system configurations are deployed consistently throughout the environment.
Management roles and responsibilities defined
Iteration X management has established defined roles and responsibilities to oversee the design and implementation of information security controls.
Security policies established and reviewed
Iteration X's information security policies and procedures are documented and reviewed at least annually.
Roles and responsibilities specified
Roles and responsibilities for the design, development, implementation, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of information security controls are formally assigned in job descriptions and/or the Roles and Responsibilities policy.
Data center access reviewed
Iteration X reviews access to the data centers at least annually.
Physical access processes established
Iteration X has processes in place for granting, changing, and terminating physical access to company data centers based on an authorization from control owners.
Third-party agreements established
Iteration X has written agreements in place with vendors and related third-parties. These agreements include confidentiality and privacy commitments applicable to that entity.
Incident management procedures followed
Iteration X's security and privacy incidents are logged, tracked, resolved, and communicated to affected or relevant parties by management according to Iteration X's security incident response policy and procedures.
Development lifecycle established
Iteration X has a formal systems development life cycle (SDLC) methodology in place that governs the development, acquisition, implementation, changes (including emergency changes), and maintenance of information systems and related technology requirements.
Cybersecurity insurance maintained
Iteration X maintains cybersecurity insurance to mitigate the financial impact of business disruptions.
Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans established
Iteration X has Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans in place that outline communication plans in order to maintain information security continuity in the event of the unavailability of key personnel.

Data and privacy

Privacy policy established
Iteration X has a privacy policy is in place that documents and clearly communicates to individuals the extent of personal information collected, Iteration X's obligations, the individual's rights to access, update, or erase their personal information, and an up-to-date point of contact where individuals can direct their questions, requests or concerns.
Data retention procedures established
Iteration X has formal retention and disposal procedures in place to guide the secure retention and disposal of company and customer data.
Privacy compliant procedures established
Iteration X has documented processes and procedures in place to ensure that any privacy-related complaints are addressed, and the resolution is documented in Iteration X's designated tracking system and communicated to the individual.
Customer data retained
Iteration X retains customer transaction data for the life of a customer account. No historic transaction data is purged until the customer account is deleted.
Privacy policy available
Iteration X has a privacy policy available to customers, employees, and/or relevant third parties who need them before and/or at the time information is collected from the individual.
Privacy policy reviewed
Iteration X reviews the privacy policy as needed or when changes occur and updates it accordingly to ensure it is consistent with the applicable laws, regulations, and appropriate standards.
Privacy policy maintained
Iteration X has established a privacy policy that uses plain and simple language, is clearly dated, and provides information related to Iteration X's practices and purposes for collecting, processing, handling, and disclosing personal information.
Data classification policy established
Iteration X has a data classification policy in place to help ensure that confidential data is properly secured and restricted to authorized personnel.
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