Successfully Navigating a Microsoft SSPA and DPR Assessment

Posted Posted in Blog Categories, Industry, Security, Strategy

Along with being one of the largest employers in the greater Seattle area, Microsoft has also helped create a wide network of local vendors and suppliers — all of which are required to meet compliance standards. These standards are included in the Microsoft Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance (SSPA) Program in the form of the Microsoft Supplier Data Protection Requirements (DPR), which EXP has experience helping clients with. There are 56 requirements in all, and many can be bewildering to non-technical readers. Companies must confirm compliance with each one, and any noncompliance can put the company in danger of losing its vendor status — a major concern to say the least. 

Where to Put Your Data in Office 365

Posted Posted in Office 365

Office 365 comes with terabytes of personal and shared storage. Yet while storage space may not be an issue, you might need help with data management to get the most from your Office 365 investment. EXP can help you design and implement your online storage methodology for greater efficiency and performance. The following is a brief guide on where to put your business data.

Creating and Enforcing IT Security Policies

Posted Posted in Security

Though writing and enforcing policies and procedures is probably nobody’s favorite area of IT operations, it’s still a vital part of your business. While creating and following set policies is mandatory for government contractors and HIPAA covered entities, EXP takes it a step further. We recommend all companies and organizations maintain and enforce a basic package of policies and procedures that includes the following points…