How skeptical are you when you get an email, purporting to be from your boss, asking you to buy gift cards for the staff? How do you weigh the subtle red flags contained in that email versus wanting to just do your job?
EXP Technical is proud to have been the primary IT partner for Stratolaunch over the last 2 years. 4/13/2019 was an exciting day and the EXP staff were onsite at the Mission control center in Mojave to support the inaugural flight! Congratulations to Stratolaunch and kudos to all the EXP team who worked on the account!
For many of us, our mobile devices hold as much or more, sensitive data than our workstations or desktops. So why should adequate security on our phones be any different?
In my first post on this topic, I highlighted some excellent yet overlooked apps and add-ins for Office 365. Since there are so many, here’s another subjective selection of underappreciated gems that can help you be more productive.
Some of Office 365’s features are well known: email in the cloud, always up-to-date Office suite software, anti-spam and anti-phishing filters, and OneDrive storage to name a few of the most popular. But who will sing the praises of its lesser-known features? I will!Below is a brief overview of some underappreciated gems that can make your life easier.
Here are three facts all business owners and employees must know:
1. U.S. businesses are the top targets of cyber attacks worldwide;
2. The frequency and ferocity of cyber attacks will continue to rise in 2019;
3. Employees are the weakest link in most businesses’ IT security programs.
To help prevent such an attack on your company, EXP is hosted a Security Awareness Training for business owners and employees.
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation is a space transportation venture launched in 2011 by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. The company’s goal is to make space launch more reliable, affordable, and accessible.
In April 2017, an affiliate company, Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace formally separated from Vulcan, Inc. and was merged into Stratolaunch Systems Corporation. The combined company needed to separate its systems from Vulcan for regulatory compliance reasons. This meant creating an entirely new IT infrastructure robust and secure enough to comply with the strictest security standards enforced for U.S. defense contractors — all in an extremely short time frame.
Stratolaunch chose EXP Technical to tackle this daunting task.
January 2020 may seem far off, but when it comes to the security of your operating system, it’s closer than you think. Beginning on January 14, 2020, the following Microsoft products will no longer be supported:
Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2
Small Business Server 2011
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…
The terms “backing up” and “disaster recovery” are sometimes used interchangeably when it comes to protecting your company’s data, yet there are major differences between the two processes. And understanding these differences can have big consequences for your business.