Is automation secure?Kris Thain
Compliance is a big responsibility and for us, and it’s incredibly important. Our whole business is built on automating workflows and enabling companies to run themselves better and faster. The last thing we want to do is compromise you in the process, and put your company and data at risk.
This blog post will demonstrate how Zapier and Airtable, the two platforms we use, mitigate risks of security breaches, and what we use to store and share your passwords.
How Zapier Gets on Top of Compliance
Zapier has taken multiple steps to make sure that when you automate your workflows, they are safe and secure.
They’re committed to helping their customers adhere to the security and privacy laws that are set out by governments around the world. This is why they have obtained independent third-party auditor certifications with the AICPA’s SOC for Service Organisations, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3.
All of their product documentation, including API documentation, is publicly available. We encourage anyone who wants to use Zapier to read through it before signing up for a paid plan.
In addition, all app integrations on Zapier are reviewed by an engineer prior to being made available for public use on Zapier. This ensures that new apps follow the Zapier API policy and stays within their Terms of Service.
To find out just how seriously Zapier takes security and compliance you can read more here.
How Airtable Ensures the Security of Your Data
Airtable takes security and privacy very seriously. Their platform is built on top of the same data infrastructure that powers the world’s leading AI, including all major cloud providers. Users’ data is encrypted in transit with TLS, stored in encrypted form at rest, and is protected by strict access controls.
When you visit the Airtable website or use one of the Airtable apps, the transmission of information between your device and their servers is protected using 256-bit TLS encryption. At rest, Airtable encrypts data using AES-256.
Airtable servers are located in the US, in data centers that are SOC 1, SOC 2 and ISO 27001 certified. Airtable’s data centers have round-the-clock security, automatic fire detection and suppression, fully redundant power systems, and strict controls for physical access.
They regularly install security updates and patches to keep servers up to date. Servers are segmented based on role and protected using restrictive firewalls. To read more about Airtable security click here.
How we store your passwords securely
Like Zapier and Airtable our first priority is to safeguard your data so thats why we use Lastpass to store and share your passwords.
LastPass has strong encryption algorithms to ensure complete security in the cloud. They also have a zero-knowledge policy meaning even the Lastpass team can’t access, view of share the data stored in your LastPass vault.
If you’re not using LastPass to store and share passwords we strongly advise you do. You can sign up for free here.
Ready to work with us?
1. Join our Facebook group NocodeVA where we share in-depth content and trainings on automation and the latest no-code tools
2. Book a Power Hour where we will hang out on Zoom, share screens, focus on your automation plan, problem solve any tech issues you have, map your workflows out or just brush up on your automation skills. The choice of what you spend the hour on is yours
3. Sign up for interactive Zapier or Airtable training. The training will help you to run your business better and faster.
4. Work with us on a 1:1 basis to create bespoke business automations specific to your workflows. Email us at email@example.com