IT Security Awareness Training — FREE Recorded Web Seminar

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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: Defense Cloud Build Out at Mach Speed

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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. 

Creating and Enforcing IT Security Policies

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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…

Creating a Layered Security Approach

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“Imagine a typical Seattle weather day (excluding July and August maybe). You’re heading out for a mixed day of fun and errands that may include visiting the local farmers market, taking the dog for a walk, making a trip to a taco truck, and maybe a hike around Discovery Park. You’ll do some walking, some driving and move between indoors and outdoors. How do you dress for this multi-faceted excursion? Layers. The answer is always layers.”

The typical computer network usually has a closet full of skeletons. Now, there could be more than one closet in any organization, but here I speak of the IT closet, and its name is convenience. It is filled with seemingly harmless security compromises designed to make work more enjoyable, and in the short term, more productive. Filling this closet usually occurs slowly over time, not overnight, and the effects can have serious consequences.

Are You Compromising Security for Convenience?

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“The typical computer network usually has a closet full of skeletons. Now, there could be more than one closet in any organization, but here I speak of the IT closet, and its name is convenience. It is filled with seemingly harmless security compromises designed to make work more enjoyable, and in the short term, more productive. Filling this closet usually occurs slowly over time, not overnight, and the effects can have serious consequences.”