Security and availability are top priorities at Ellucian. Our global team of information security and cloud experts work 24/7 to keep our customers’ data private and secure. Learn more about our key infosec practices in our cloud security white paper.
Risk and Compliance
Ellucian aligns itself with industry best practices and complies with key standards and regulations. Ellucian’s information security program is modeled on the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System framework, and we are compliant or align with several international industry security standards and regulations for cloud platform solutions.
Each year, an independent audit firm conducts our annual Service Organization Control (SOC) audits. The SOC1 and SOC2 Type II reports are available to customers for review upon request and execution of a non-disclosure agreement. Contact your Customer Success Manager or Sales Representative to request a copy. The SOC3 report is available here.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Ellucian Cloud Services achieved its ISO27001:2013 certification in 2021. The ISO certification demonstrates Ellucian's commitment to security across its products and cloud services and demonstrate the effectiveness of our security controls. Certification is achieved following a rigorous independent audit of our conformity to the ISO standard. The certificate is available here.
Ellucian is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust.
Ellucian utilizes a defense-in-depth approach to security for its cloud service offerings. Ellucian works hard to earn your trust—and keep it.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inspector and Tenable vulnerability management
AWS Guard Duty threat monitoring
Google Rapid Response
AWS Web Application Firewalls
AWS Shield DDoS protection
Network security groups
Splunk SIEM event monitoring and alerting
Application Security Feature Sheets
Feature Sheets provide an overview of our appsec and development processes, current practices, and industry standards used to secure each application and data—from robust documentation and authentication processes to penetration testing and security controls. Contact your Customer Success Manager or Sales Representative to request a copy.
We take the security of our systems seriously, and we value the work of the security community. The disclosure of security vulnerabilities to Ellucian helps us keep information secure. We want to thank those of you who have helped so far by honoring you on our Security Researcher Hall of Fame.
We require that all researchers:
Make every effort to avoid privacy violations, violation of licensing terms, degradation of user experience, disruption to production systems, and destruction of data during security testing
Perform research only within the scope set out below
Use the identified communication channels to report vulnerability information to us
Keep information about any vulnerabilities you’ve discovered confidential between yourself and Ellucian until we’ve had 90 days to resolve the issue
Allow an appropriate amount of time for customers to deploy updates before releasing any specific details of the issue that could harm those customers
If you follow these guidelines when reporting an issue to us, our commitment is to:
Work with you to understand and resolve the issue quickly (including an initial confirmation of your report within 72 hours of submission)
Recognize your contribution on our Security Researcher Hall of Fame, if you are the first to report the issue and we make a code or configuration change based on the issue
Customers wishing to perform testing of Ellucian cloud systems must notify Ellucian (via email at [email protected]) and receive confirmation prior to the start of any testing. Such testing must be limited to non-production environments.
Researchers not affiliated with a licensed Ellucian customer should contact [email protected] for additional information prior to testing.
Out of scope
Any services hosted by third-party providers and services are excluded from scope.
In the interest of the safety of our users, staff, the Internet at large, and you as a security researcher, the following test types are also excluded from scope:
Findings from physical testing such as office access (e.g. open doors, tailgating)
Findings derived primarily from social engineering (e.g. phishing, vishing)
Findings from applications or systems not listed in the Scope section
UI and UX bugs and spelling mistakes
Network level Denial of Service (DoS/DDoS) vulnerabilities
Brute force attacks
Please do not submit:
Credit card holder data
Reporting a security vulnerability
If you believe you’ve found a security vulnerability in one of our products or platforms, please contact us by emailing [email protected]. Please include the following details with your report:
Description of the location and potential impact of the vulnerability
A detailed description of the steps required to reproduce the vulnerability (POC scripts, screenshots, and compressed screen captures are all helpful)