Ecobot Security

At Ecobot, we understand that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data is vital to your business, and we take our responsibility to protect it very seriously. Used by some of the largest environmental consultancies, Ecobot helps field scientists do their job more accurately and efficiently while safeguarding their data in the cloud by implementing stringent security measures and procedures at all levels, in accordance with industry-standard security programs.

Application Security

Visibility and control of all project access
Ecobot has implemented strict permission levels so you can control who has access to your projects. These include:

  • Collaborator: Collaborators cannot delete shared data. This is the least permissive role.
  • Administrator: Administrators have control over the project and settings and manage project team members.
  • Organization Administrator: For organization-owned projects, only the Organization Administrator has the power to delete projects, and manage project team members and subscription access.

Industry-leading encryption in transit
All data transfers from a device to Ecobot's secure cloud with industry-standard 2048-bit rsa ssl/tls encryption.

Secure authentication
Passwords are stored and transmitted securely and hashed using a strong salt.

Protection against application attacks
Ecobot uses controls and technologies to prevent attackers from exploiting application-level vulnerabilities.

Infrastructure Security

Strict access control policies
Access to customer data internally is limited and provided only when absolutely required or requested by the customer. Code repositories are protected using 2-factor authentication.

Risk mitigation
Document uploads are restricted to specific file types to prevent malicious code from being executed on clients or on our cloud hosting machines.

Secrets management
Ecobot uses SaaS industry-standard processes for managing and storing encryption keys.

Automated vulnerability detection
Ecobot's infrastructure is regularly scanned for vulnerable packages.

DoS and DDoS protection
Ecobot's applications and infrastructure are protected against Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, ensuring our high uptime.

Multifactor authentication
Access to the production environment is restricted to a few authorized Ecobot personnel. Multifactor authentication is required to access production systems.

Physical Security

Highly secure cloud
Ecobot hosts data in Amazon data centers, which is an industry leader in secure hosting facilities management. Read more about security at Amazon.

  • Access to Amazon data centers requires multi-factor authentication, and all access is logged. Logs are routinely audited.
  • Professional security staff are present at the data centers 24/7.
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies prevent downtime and backup generators are installed in every data center.

Available Worldwide

World-class cloud service you can count on
Ecobot's SLA ensures 99.5% uptime for services. Databases and infrastructure are available in multiple geographic regions in the United States, allowing resilience in the face of natural disasters or service interruptions.


Application and data portability
Ecobot provides well-documented and easily accessible interfaces to help ensure customer data is not 'locked in' and that the cost for moving to another cloud provider is minimal.

Third-party security assessments
Ecobot's applications are tested using industry-leading vendors.

Payment processes are PCI compliant
Ecobot does not store PCI-related payment information. All sensitive data is stored by a PCI Service Provider Level 1 certified third-party provider.

Third-party vendor review
Our vendors work just as hard as we do to ensure your data is safe and secure. All third-party vendors are audited for compliance with Ecobot's security standards.

Responsible Disclosure Policy

Reporting Security Vulnerabilities to Ecobot
Ecobot aims to keep its product and services safe for everyone. Data security and privacy are of utmost priority to Ecobot. If you are a security researcher and have discovered a security or a privacy issue in the product or services, we appreciate your help in disclosing it to us in a responsible manner.

A report should include:

  • Description of the vulnerability
  • Steps to reproduce the reported vulnerability
  • List of URLs and affected parameters
  • Additional payloads, Proof-of-Concept code
  • Browser, OS and/or app version used during testing
  • If possible - Vulnerable requests and responses
  • Proof of exploitability (e.g. screenshot, video)
  • Attack Scenario - an example attack scenario may help demonstrate the risk and get your issue resolved faster.

Out of scope issues

  • Brute-force, / Rate-limiting, / Velocity throttling, and other denial of service-based issues.
  • Clickjacking.
  • Cookie flags.
  • Covert Redirects.
  • An issue where the fix only requires a text change.
  • Unauthenticated/Login/Logout CSRF
  • Malicious attachments on file uploads or attachments.
  • Missing additional security controls, such as HSTS or CSP headers
  • Mobile issues that require a Rooted or Jailbroken device.
  • Password recovery policies, such as reset link expiration or password complexity
  • SPF, DKIM, DMARC issues.
  • XSS (or a behavior) where you can only attack yourself
  • Attacks requiring MITM or physical access to a user's device.
  • Previously known vulnerable libraries without a working Proof of Concept.
  • Comma Separated Values (CSV) injection without demonstrating a vulnerability.
  • Missing best practices in SSL/TLS configuration.
  • Content spoofing and text injection issues without showing an attack vector/without being able to modify HTML/CSS

Engineered by the environmental consulting community and built in the heart of Asheville, NC.

Our award-winning platform is built on the expertise of our scientific advisors, customers and teammates. With amazing customer service and engineers dedicated to building reliable, intuitive software, Ecobot is at the forefront of innovation.

Ecobot is a cloud-based platform that optimizes data collection and management for environmental permits, supporting efficiency and accuracy during fieldwork and post-processing. Ecobot helps customers deliver data consistency across a distributed workforce and enables them to utilize data in a variety of contexts. Ecobot is used by customers at the top AEC (architectural, engineering construction) and natural resources consulting firms; by numerous counties, state and federal departments of transportation (DOT); the mitigation banking industry; and utility, energy, and oil and gas companies.

Ecobot Collector, the mobile app component of the platform, is available for iOS via the Apple App Store, and for Android devices on the Google Play Store. Ecobot is an Esri Partner.
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