At StreamYard, we are committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our information systems and our customer’s data. We are constantly improving our security controls and analyzing their effectiveness to give you confidence in our solution.
Here we provide an overview of some of the security controls in place to protect your data.
Self-serve access to our security and compliance materials is available via our trust package.
You can reach our security team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Center Physical Security
StreamYard uses infrastructure from Google Cloud for data center hosting. Our provider data centers are certified as ISO 27001, PCI DSS Service Provider Level 1, and or SOC 1 and 2 compliant.
Our providers employ robust controls to secure the availability and security of their systems. This includes measures such as backup power, fire detection and suppression equipment, secure device destruction amongst others. Learn more about Data Center Controls at Google Cloud Datacenter Security.
GCP implements layered physical security controls to ensure on-site security including, vetted security guards, fencing, video monitoring, intrusion detection technology and more. Learn more about GCP Physical Security.
In-house Security Team
StreamYard has a dedicated and passionate security team across the globe to respond to security alerts and events.
Third-Party Penetration Tests
Third party penetration tests are conducted against the application and supporting infrastructure at least annually. Any findings as a result of tests are tracked to remediation. Reports are available on request with an appropriate NDA in place.
StreamYard leverages threat detection services within GCP to continuously monitor for malicious and unauthorized activity.
We perform regular internal scans for vulnerability scanning of infrastructure. Where issues are identified these are tracked until remediation.
StreamYard uses a number of DDoS protection strategies and tools layered to mitigate DDoS threats. We utilize Cloudflare’s sophisticated CDN with built in DDoS protection as well as native GCP tools and application specific mitigation techniques.
Access is limited to a least privilege model required for our staff to carry out their jobs. This is subject to frequent internal assessment, technical enforcement, and monitoring to ensure compliance. 2FA is required for all production systems.
StreamYard forces HTTPS for all services using TLS (SSL). Inside the streaming studio, all incoming and outgoing video and audio streams are encrypted using DTLS v1.2. When a broadcast is live, video and audio data is decrypted on the StreamYard servers so that the various video sources can be mixed and transcoded into the final outgoing feed. The final feed is encrypted for all social platforms that support RTMPS.
StreamYard data is encrypted at rest with industry standard AES-256 encryption.
Availability & Continuity
StreamYard is deployed on public cloud infrastructure. Services are deployed to multiple availability zones for availability and are configured to scale dynamically in response to measured and expected load. Simulated load tests and API response time tests are incorporated into our release and testing cycle.
StreamYard maintains a publicly available status page which includes details on system availability categorized into product areas, scheduled maintenance windows, service incident history and security incident details.
In the event of a major region outage, StreamYard has the ability to deploy our application to a new hosting region. Our Disaster Recovery plan ensures availability of services and ease of recovery in the event of such a disaster. This plan is regularly tested and reviewed for areas of improvement or automation.
DR deployment is managed by the same configuration management and release processes as our production environment ensuring that all security configurations and controls are applied appropriately.
StreamYard’s Quality Assurance function reviews and tests code base on a per pod basis. The security team has resources to investigate and recommend remediation of security vulnerabilities within code. Regular syncs, training, and security resources are provided to Support QA.
Testing, staging, and production environments are logically separated from one another. No customer data is used in any development or test environment.
StreamYard runs a Security Champions program with involvement contributions from each of the development teams.
StreamYard delivers a robust Security Awareness Training program which is delivered within 30 days of new hires and annually for all employees. In addition, we roll out quarterly focused training to key departments including Secure Coding, Data Legislation, and Compliance obligations.
Information Security Program
StreamYard has a comprehensive set of information security policies covering a range of topics. These are disseminated to all employees and contractors and acknowledgement tracked on key policies such as Acceptable Use, Information Security Policy, and our Employee Handbook.
Employee Background Checks
All StreamYard employees undergo a background check prior to employment which covers 5 years criminal history where legal and 5 years employment verification.
All employees are required to sign Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality agreements.
Access to systems and network devices is based upon a documented, approved request process. Logical access to platform servers and management systems requires two-factor authentication. A periodic verification is performed to determine that the owner of a user ID is still employed and assigned to the appropriate role. Access is further restricted by system permissions using a least privilege methodology and all permissions require documented business need. Exceptions identified during the verification process are remediated. Business need revalidation is performed on a quarterly basis to determine that access is commensurate with the users job function. Exceptions identified during the revalidation process are remediated. User access is revoked upon termination of employment or change of job role.
StreamYard maintains compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We use the E.U Commission approved standard contractual clauses for data transfer from the EEA to the United States.
As a card not present merchant, StreamYard outsources our cardholder functions to a PCI-DSS Level 1 service provider. A copy of our SAQ-A can be available on request.
Third Party Security
StreamYard understands the risks associated with improper vendor management. We evaluate and perform due diligence on all of our vendors prior to engagement to ensure their security is to a suitable standard. If they do not meet our requirements, we do not move forward with them. Selected vendors are then monitored and reassessed on an ongoing basis, taking into account relevant changes.
Third-Party Sub Processors
StreamYard uses third-party sub processors to provide core infrastructure and services which support the application. Prior to engaging any third party, StreamYard evaluates a vendor’s security as per our Vendor Management Policy.
|Amazon||USA||Cloud Services Platform|
|Google LLC||USA||Cloud Services Platform and Streaming Destination (YouTube)|
|Zendesk Inc||USA||Customer Support|
|Hubspot||USA||Sales / Marketing Platform|
|Clearbit||USA||Marketing and Lead Generation|
|Cloudflare||USA||Content Delivery and Traffic Filtering|
|Cloudinary||USA||Data Storage and Image Processing|
|Rollbar||USA||Reporting and Monitoring|
|Microsoft Azure OpenAI||USA||
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At StreamYard, we consider the security of our system a top priority and StreamYard believes that working with a skilled security researcher community helps improve our security posture.
Below are the list of vulnerabilities that qualify to receive hall of fame:
- Server-side Remote Code Execution (RCE)
- SQL Injection
- Authentication Bypass
- Private data access
- Access Control vulnerabilities
- Server-Side Misconfiguration
- Stored Cross Site Scripting
- Server-side applications using default credential
- If you believe you have discovered a potential vulnerability, please let us know by emailing at email@example.com. Encrypt your email using our PGP key to prevent this critical information from falling into wrong hands. We will acknowledge your email within 5 days.
- We accept solo submissions only
- All the testing should be done within your own account only
- Currently we do not allow disclosure of the vulnerability
- Please do not take advantage of the vulnerability or problem you have discovered, for example by downloading more data than necessary to demonstrate the vulnerability or deleting/modifying/accessing other people's data. Only use the accounts you own or for which you have explicit permissions from the account holder.
- Provide us a reasonable amount of time to resolve the issue before disclosing it to the public or third party and provide sufficient information to reproduce the vulnerability.
- We recommend you include the following information when you report a security bug:
- Finding Name
- Proof-of-Concept to reproduce the finding
- Evidence such as screenshot/video
Exclusions and things we do not want to see:
While researching, we would like you to refrain from:
- Denial of Service (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS)
- Email bombing/Flooding/rate limiting
- Social Engineering or phishing of StreamYard employees or contractors
- Any attack against StreamYard's physical property or data centers
- Scanning StreamYard infrastructure or products using automated vulnerability scanners.
- Vulnerabilities in Third party SaaS applications and integrations we use
- Username/E-mail enumeration
- Missing HTTP security headers or issues related to HTTP headers
- Missing DMARC, SPF, DANE and CAA records records
- OAuth Misconfiguration
- Logout Cross-Site Request Forgery
- EXIF and Geolocation related vulnerabilities
We are in the process of setting up our Bug Bounty program through Bug Bounty platforms.
StreamYard do not offer cash rewards for reporting vulnerabilities through our Responsible Disclosure Policy. We do appreciate and thank researchers by listing their names in the Hall of Fame.
Thank you for helping to keep StreamYard and our users safe!