Security

Last updated 16 days ago

Timber's security information

The security and privacy of your data is critically important to Timber and has been a primary concern since Timber was created. The Timber team comes from strong enterprise software experience, working with health and financial institutions to meet stringent security and compliance standards. This knowledge, and the practices that accompany them, have been implemented into Timber since day one.

Data In-Transit

Protocols

All communication with the Timber service is secured using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and the latest SHA256 certification for encryption. The Timber service will not accept connections on un-encrypted protocols. This is true for both incoming and outgoing data.

SSL Certificates

Timber's SSL certificates are purchased directly with DigiCert, who has demonstrated best-in-class security.

API keys

Each endpoint is authorized with an API key that is protected using a SHA256 keyed-hash message authentication code (HMAC).

Encrypted VPCs

Once data is accepted by Timber is never exposed to the public internet. All communication between internal Timber systems is done within a VPC, and all communication is encrypted and secured even though it is internal.

Data At-Rest

AES 256-bit encryption protects all data at rest. Timber is built on top of S3 where all data is encrypted using customer specific keys that rotate every 24 hours.

Logical data separation

Log data is logically separated throughout it's life-cycle on a per source basis. Each source is provided its own unique namespace during ingestion as well as persistence on S3. It is not possible to access data across multiple sources within a single operation.

Physical security

Timber operates solely in AWS data centers which are ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, PCI DSS Level 1, SEC Rule 17-a-4(f), SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 certified, among many others. Facilities are protected by 24/7 security staff, bio-metric scanners, and video surveillance.

User Security

Auth

Timber leverages the excellent Auth0 service for securing user accounts. This is Auth0's core competency and ensures Timber's user authentication system is always best-in-class, adhering to the latest security practices and always up-to-date against known vulnerabilities. You can read more about Auth0's security practices here.

Timber employee account access

Access to your account

Only select Timber employees have the ability to access your account directly. This is achieved through Auth0's impersonation feature. Account access cannot be performed without written approval from you first. All attempts to access accounts are logged and performed through temporary sessions that require two-factor authentication.

Direct access to your data

Only Timber engineers with validated need can access production data. Security roles and policies separate data access from production system access, allowing Timber to further limit which engineers can access data. Access to any production system is achieved using two-factor authentication.

Software Development Life-Cycle

Critically important to platform security are the practices and development cycle used to maintain the Timber service. All code changes to the Timber service run through a stringent review process in which security is a required review step before approving.

Incident Response

We subscribe to all security bulletins for the services we use. If an issue is relevant we will seek to resolve it as quickly as possible. If the security incidence affects customers, we will follow industry best practices for disclosure and notification to all of our clients. If you have identified a vulnerability or what more information on specific vulnerabilities please contact us. Your issue will be escalated to our security team.

Vulnerability Disclosure and Reward Program

Our security team rapidly investigates all reported security issues. If you believe you’ve discovered a bug in Timber's security, please get in touch at security@timber.io. We will respond as quickly as possible to your report. We request that you not publicly disclose the issue until it has been addressed by Timber.

We understand the hard work that goes into security research. To show our appreciation for researchers who help us keep our users safe, we operate a reward program for responsibly disclosed vulnerabilities. Timber rewards the confidential disclosure of any design or implementation issue that could be used to compromise the confidentiality or integrity of our users’ data (such as by bypassing our login process, injecting code into another user’s session, or instigating action on another user’s behalf).

A minimum reward of $250 USD may be provided for the disclosure of qualifying bugs. At our discretion, we may increase the reward amount based on the creativity or severity of the bugs. If you report a vulnerability that does not qualify under the above criteria, we may still provide a minimum reward of $100 USD if your report causes us to take specific action to improve Timber's security.

As with most security reward programs, we ask that you use common sense when looking for security bugs. Vulnerabilities must be disclosed to us privately with reasonable time to respond, and avoid compromise of other users and accounts, or loss of funds that are not your own. We do not reward denial of service, spam, or social engineering vulnerabilities. Although Timber itself and all services offered by Timber are eligible, vulnerabilities in third-party applications that use Timber are not.

As with most security reward programs, there are some restrictions:

  • We will only reward the first person to responsibly disclose a bug to us

  • Any bugs that are publicly disclosed without providing us a reasonable time to respond will not be rewarded.

  • Whether to reward the disclosure of a bug and the amount of the reward is entirely at our discretion, and we may cancel the program at any time.

  • Your testing must not violate any laws.

  • We can’t provide you a reward if it would be illegal for us to do so, such as to residents of countries under current U.S. sanctions

Trusting Timber

Beyond implementing best-in-class security practices, cultivating trust with our clients is among the top values at Timber. Security is only as good as the employees that enforce it, and we strive to be open, straight-forward, honest, and operate with integrity. Timber secures the data for thousands of companies across all industries. If you have any additional questions about our security practices please do not hesitate to contact us.