The purpose of this guide is not so much providing complete cyber-security training, but highlighting some of the system setup aspects that are most important and/or specific to Platform security.
The server is hosted in a provider and geography/legislation that doesn't put the mission of the deployment at risk.
HTTPS protocol (TLS) is enabled and securely configured for both API and client endpoints.
There is some sort of effective log rotation mechanism, preferably together with a low-level wiping mechanism.
On the Ushahidi Platform API installation folder under
For the web server, PHP and MySQL logs as well
If hosting in a cloud or VPS provider, disk encryption with a specific ephemeral key is used.
Backups are scheduled, monitored, encrypted and regularly tested.
Latest updates are installed regularly for:
Operating system and core libraries
PHP, Web server and MySQL services