AJ Park Storing data in the cloud June 2014 The security, integrity, reliability and recovery of your data is of paramount importance to us, and we believe that a cloud solution meets our requirements for storing data. confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company and customer information. Why do we send backup data to the cloud? The data is stored in Sydney and is copied to two locations for redundancy. • To ensure your data is readily available and accessible if one of our offices should be 'down'. • With multiple offices, we need to have backed-up data readily available for any office in the event of a disaster. • To mitigate the risk of data loss from technology failures, the cloud can provide for multiple copies of data in diverse locations. Who do we use to send backup data to the cloud? We use a managed service provided by Fronde, who uses Asigra software to send backup data to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Fronde currently uses cloud services for a number of Government departments, as well as some of New Zealand's largest banks and energy companies. Asigra is a backup solution specifically written and optimised for cloud-based backups. Amazon is one of the top three largest cloud service providers in the world. Gartner, an American information technology research and advisory firm, says no other company comes even close to AWS. Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3), where your data is kept, achieved the ISO 27001 ISO certification in 2010. In order to achieve the certification, Amazon showed they have a systematic and ongoing approach to managing information security risks that affect the Where does the data reside? Is data encrypted before it leaves AJ Park? Yes, data is encrypted before it leaves us. It is in an unreadable format before it leaves our office, and remains encrypted in the cloud. What level of encryption is used? AES (advanced encryption system) 256 bit encryption is used. This is the standard the US government uses for top secret data. Who has access to the data while it is in the cloud? Only AJ Park has the keys to decrypt the data. Even Amazon cannot access the data.
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