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Timber Security

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 pracices that accompany them, have been implemented into Timber since day one.

  1. Data in-transit
  2. Data at-rest
  3. Logical data separation
  4. Physical security
  5. User security
  6. Timber employee account access
  7. Software development lifecycle
  8. Incident response
  9. Trusting Timber

Data in-transit


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.

API keys

Each endpoint is authorized with an application specific API key that is protected using a SHA256 keyed-hash message authentication code (HMAC). It's important to note that Timber purposefully does not offer shared ingesiton API keys. Each application is assigned a unique key for maximum security and control.

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 lifecycle on a per application basis. Each application is prvoided it's own unique namespace during ingestion as well as persistence on S3. It is not possible to access data across multiple applications 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, biometric scanners, and video surveillance.

User security

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 vulernabilities. 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 acheived 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 lifecycle

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.

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.


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