ISO-Certified Security Protocols

Fortified Security Measures: The Backbone of Our Client Trust

We understand the importance of keeping our clients' IPs and data safe and secure. That is why we have implemented a comprehensive set of security protocols, technologies, and policies designed to protect your information at all stages of our operations. We take our commitment to security seriously and adhere to all regulatory compliance standards, ensuring that we constantly meet and exceed the requirements set by global certifications.

Comprehensive Security Protocols

Our security framework encompasses various measures, including system encryption, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) strategies, advanced antivirus solutions, and robust firewalls. These measures are complemented by stringent access controls such as multifactor authentication and centralized Active Directory domains, ensuring that only authorized personnel can access sensitive information. We have also adapted to a hybrid working environment by enhancing browser security and preventing unauthorized actions and data transfers.

Regulatory Compliance

QASource is proud to be ISO 27001 certified, a testament to our dedication to information security. This certification, awarded after a rigorous audit by the renowned BSI, reflects our commitment to maintaining the highest data protection standards. Additionally, we adhere to ISO 9001 standards for quality control and process management, GDPR for data privacy, and HIPAA for healthcare-related projects, ensuring comprehensive compliance across diverse regulatory landscapes.

Tailored Data Security Measures

Understanding that each client's needs are unique, we implement bespoke data security measures, including data encryption at rest and in transit, centralized authentication, and role-based access controls. These measures are further bolstered by disk encryption and password protection, providing a robust defense against unauthorized access.

Project Data Security

To ensure the confidentiality of project data, we employ code names for projects and segregate teams within virtual LANs. This approach maintains privacy across client projects and reinforces access control and data integrity.

Incident Response

Our layered security strategy extends to incident response, with systems in place to detect and mitigate unauthorized access or breaches. This comprehensive coverage includes monitoring, up-to-date antivirus and system patches, and intrusion detection and prevention systems, ensuring a rapid and effective response to security threats.

Continuous Training and Awareness

We believe in the power of education to enhance security, so we provide continuous training for our team. From comprehensive onboarding sessions to mandatory annual updates on security best practices and project-specific training, we equip our team with the knowledge to maintain and enhance our security posture.

Intellectual Property Protection

The protection of intellectual property, especially source code, is paramount. We employ stringent measures to safeguard intellectual assets, including using code names for projects and secure server storage accessed via VPN.

Infrastructure and Network Security

We fortify our high-availability infrastructure with multiple layers of security, including firewalls, intrusion detection, and next-generation antivirus solutions. We ensure resilience against cyber threats through redundant systems and various ISPs, maintaining operational continuity even in challenging circumstances.

Communication Security

We secure all communications between our engineers and clients using encrypted systems and controlled access to collaboration tools. This multifaceted approach ensures the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information.

Proactive Security Measures

Our commitment to security is proactive; we continuously update our defenses and analyze any attempted breaches to stay ahead of emerging threats. This forward-thinking approach has led to several success stories where our security measures have effectively protected client data.

Power Backup Systems

Our facilities are equipped with comprehensive power backup systems, including dedicated Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) for critical systems and servers in the data center and for the entire building. This ensures that essential functions remain operational without disruption.

Failover Plans and Generators

Our data center UPS has a failover plan to provide an additional layer of security. In case the main UPS fails, three different generator systems are in place, backed by a well-prepared strategy to ensure sufficient fuel and necessary resources are always available. This setup allows operations to continue seamlessly for up to three days without external electricity.

Internet Redundancy

In addition to power backup, the infrastructure includes redundancy for internet connectivity. Three Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ensure high availability and bandwidth, with failover mechanisms automatically switching to an alternate fiber channel if one goes down. This redundancy is crucial for maintaining continuous business operations and ensuring that critical services are always online.

Business Continuity Plan

Our comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP) ensures operational resilience under various scenarios, including pandemics and natural disasters. Supported by an Emergency Response Team (ERT) and regular readiness drills, our BCP guarantees that a significant portion of our team can continue working, ensuring uninterrupted service delivery to our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Security and Compliance at QASource

What certifications does QASource hold for security and compliance?

QASource is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified, reflecting our commitment to information security and quality control. These certifications ensure compliance with GDPR, HIPAA for healthcare projects, and other global regulations, demonstrating our adherence to stringent security standards.

How does QASource ensure data security for different clients?

Data security measures are tailored to each client's specific needs, including encryption of data at rest and in transit, centralized authentication systems, and role-based access controls. Additional safeguards, such as disk encryption and password protection, are also in place to further secure client data.

How does QASource respond to potential security incidents?

QASource has a comprehensive incident response framework that includes monitoring for unauthorized access, ensuring up-to-date antivirus and system patches, and employing intrusion detection and prevention systems. This layered security approach ensures rapid detection and mitigation of potential security threats.

How does QASource protect intellectual property, especially source code?

Protecting intellectual property is a top priority at QASource. We use code names for projects, ensure source code resides on secure servers accessed remotely via VPN, and mandate code security and version control training for team members, safeguarding IP against potential compromise.

How is QASource's infrastructure designed to withstand cyber threats?

Our high-availability infrastructure includes multiple layers of security, such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and next-generation antivirus solutions. Redundant systems and multiple ISPs ensure our network's resilience, maintaining business continuity even under threat.

What measures are in place to secure communications between QASource engineers and clients?

We employ encrypted email systems, secure and controlled access to collaboration tools, and secure mobile communications to ensure the security of interactions between our engineers and clients. Strict controls and monitoring protect sensitive information across all communication channels.

How does QASource stay ahead of evolving cyber threats?

Our dedicated cybersecurity team continuously updates our defenses and conducts thorough analyses of any attempted breaches. This proactive approach ensures our security measures remain effective against evolving threats and safeguard client data and systems.