1. Introduction

The purpose of this security policy is to establish guidelines and procedures for ensuring the security of AppCatz, a company that develops and sells applications through Atlassian’s marketplace. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and third-party vendors associated with AppCatz.

  1. Information Security Objectives

a. Confidentiality: Protect the confidentiality of sensitive information, including customer data, intellectual property, and business-sensitive information, by implementing appropriate security controls.

b. Integrity: Ensure the integrity of information assets by preventing unauthorized modification, destruction, or tampering of data.

c. Availability: Maintain the availability of systems and services to support business operations, minimize downtime, and ensure timely customer support.

d. Compliance: Adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards, including Atlassian’s marketplace guidelines, to maintain a secure and trustworthy environment for our customers.

  1. Roles and Responsibilities

a. Management: Senior management is responsible for providing the necessary resources, support, and oversight to establish and maintain effective security measures. They should also designate a security officer or team responsible for overseeing security-related activities.

b. Employees: All employees are responsible for adhering to security policies, participating in security awareness training, and reporting any security incidents or vulnerabilities they discover.

  1. Asset Management

a. Inventory: Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all assets, including hardware, software, and data repositories, to facilitate proper security controls and monitoring.

b. Ownership: Clearly define ownership and responsibility for the security of each asset, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place.

c. Access Control: Implement access controls to prevent unauthorized access to assets. This includes the use of strong passwords, role-based access control (RBAC), and regular access reviews.

  1. Information Security

a. Data Protection: Safeguard customer data and business-sensitive information by implementing encryption, access controls, and secure transmission protocols.

b. Secure Development: Follow secure coding practices and conduct regular security assessments during the development lifecycle to identify and remediate vulnerabilities in the applications.

c. Change Management: Implement a robust change management process to ensure that updates, patches, and configuration changes are properly tested, documented, and approved before deployment.

d. Incident Response: Establish an incident response plan to detect, respond to, and recover from security incidents promptly. This plan should include procedures for reporting incidents, containing the impact, conducting investigations, and communicating with affected parties.

  1. Vendor Management

a. Third-Party Assessment: Assess the security practices and controls of third-party vendors before engaging in business relationships. This assessment should include due diligence, contractual agreements, and periodic reviews.

b. Data Protection: Ensure that third-party vendors handle and protect customer data in accordance with applicable privacy laws and industry best practices.

  1. Security Awareness and Training

a. Security Education: Provide regular security awareness and training programs to all employees to increase their understanding of security risks, best practices, and their responsibilities in protecting company and customer data.

b. Reporting: Encourage employees to report any security concerns, vulnerabilities, or incidents promptly through designated channels.

  1. Compliance and Auditing

a. Regular Audits: Conduct periodic internal audits to assess the effectiveness of security controls and identify areas for improvement.

b. Compliance Monitoring: Monitor compliance with Atlassian’s marketplace guidelines, privacy laws, and other relevant regulations to ensure ongoing adherence.

  1. Policy Review and Communication

a. Policy Review: Regularly review and update this security policy to address emerging threats, technological advancements, and changes in regulatory requirements.

b. Communication: Disseminate the policy to all relevant stakeholders, ensuring they understand their roles and responsibilities in maintaining security.

  1. Enforcement

Violation of this security policy may result in disciplinary action.