Ensuring Aviation SMS Software Data Security & IntegrityA customer recently asked: "Is the safety data-base properly secured and confidentiality of data adequately protected? I know you have this covered but do you have something I can put in my manual to keep my auditor happy."
Short background of SMS Pro team developing aviation SMS SoftwareSMS Pro was developed by NorthWest Data Solutions (NWDS) in Anchorage, Alaska, its software engineers spent several years developing enterprise-level Web applications for department of defense (DoD) contractors. They also participated in a few DoD Web security research projects that focused on best security practices for the Web.
Data Security for Aviation SMS SoftwareWe are not able to divulge security protocols for SMS Pro as releasing this information is a security risk. However, we can provide this information:
Data is backed up nightly and stored on two different servers in two geographically distinct regions of the United States.
Server rooms remain locked and secured from unauthorized access.
Data is secured behind enterprise grade firewalls. Data access is based on Microsoft's role provider.
Database access is restricted to application security protocols.
SSL can be applied upon client request and at client's expense.
For more information on SMS Pro, visit this aviation safety management software (SMS) software website.
About NWDS - founded in 2003 by six software engineers, NorthWest Data Solutions (NWDS) provides custom computer programming and systems design services. NWDS creates many types of software, including e-commerce, financial, defense, engineering, logistics, aviation and more. In 2007, NWDS developed SMS Pro™ a web based SMS application that supports an organization's overall SMS through safety reporting, safety documentation, safety risk management and safety assurance. SMS Pro™ is currently used by aviation organizations in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to help manage their SMS programs. NWDS continues to support SMS Pro™ and add new functionality. NWDS offers custom contract programming services in the U.S. and Canada and is managed by Chris Howell, one of the founders. Their headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska. For information on NWDS visit their website at and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.