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.
Whether its work or personal, passwords are an integral part of our routines at every level of access, and with the increasing complexity of illicit attempts to gain entry into our lives of password laden data it forces us to adapt and further enforce our own internal password policies & procedures.
In doing so it also creates additional points of user vulnerability if we continue to rely on the password storage recall techniques of days past.
There is a lot more to maintaining a good cybersecurity program than the five important items mentioned here, especially if you are in a high-compliance line of work such as healthcare or government contracting. But it’s an excellent place for small and medium organizations to start.
Over the last 2-3 years we have seen an exponential increase in cyber security attacks among our clients. Virtually all businesses in all industries are at risk – it’s not just big business anymore! We have developed a simple program for all our clients to assess their current risk and reduce the risk of falling victim to an attack, while being cognizant of the costs.
Over the last 2-3 years we have seen an exponential increase in cyber security attacks among our clients. Virtually all businesses in all industries are at risk – it’s not just big business anymore! We have developed a simple program for all our clients to assess their current risk and reduce the risk of falling victim to an attack, while being cognizant of the costs. Join us to find out how you can improve your security position without breaking the bank.
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?
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?
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.