July 18, 2016
Data security is one of the key aspects taken into consideration by the SSIX project.
The choice of the cloud environment on which the data gathering platform runs and stores the data has also been guided by the features offered in terms of data security and protection.
After a period of testing, researching and benchmarking, 3rdPLACE has identified the Google Cloud Platform as the best solution on which to deploy the whole architecture dedicated to data ingestion and storage.
First of all, the Google Cloud Platform complies with robust security standards:
Data is automatically encrypted before it is written to disk using the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, and each encryption key is itself encrypted with a regularly rotated set of master keys.
Moreover, data traveling between a customer’s device and Google is encrypted by default using HTTPS/TLS (Transport Layer Security).
Besides these security features, Google allows to select the geographical zone where the servers are physically located and the data is stored. In the case of SSIX, all the servers and datasets are located in Europe.
All the aspects described guarantee the compliance with the European Commission’s Data Protection Directive, which regulates the transfer of personal data within the European Union.