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We Safeguard Customer Data—Cyber Security Standards

Data breaches in the private and public sector can be fought by implementing cyber security measures, training of employees, and using complaint subcontractors and vendors.

Corporate espionage, data breaches, and nation state hacking have become a part of our daily lives. Companies that collect and host our data are becoming increasingly common targets, and it is estimated that the yearly cost of business data being stolen is around $400bn.

To protect data from being stolen, employees need cyber security awareness training, networks need to be secured, and data must be treated and stored properly. If networks are secured with firewalls, encryption, and strong passwords that are safeguarded but employees have no cyber awareness training, defenses can easily be compromised by phishing, and other methods that acquire data or passwords. Bypassing security measures altogether.

Government contractors and their subcontractors and suppliers are held to an even higher standard than consumer facing companies. Companies that sell products and services to the government are required by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement cyber security standards and procedures or face criminal and/or monetary penalties.

In June of 2018, a Navy contractor was hacked and 614 gigabytes of data was acquired putting U.S. Navy operations at risk.

In October of 2018, a DoD contractor was hacked and 30,000 federal employee’s personal information was stolen, including credit card information.

“The United States’ strategic competitors are conducting cyber-enabled campaigns to erode U.S. military advantages, threaten our infrastructure, and reduce our economic prosperity.” (2018 DoD Cyber Strategy)

Data breaches from companies that work with the DoD endanger American lives and threaten national security. Cyber security is an important aspect of any company’s business weather they are in the public sector or not. Advanced Materials and Devices, Inc. utilizes the Department of Defense required NIST 800-171 cyber security practices and compliant hardware to safeguard customer data. We ensure all customer data is protected and handled properly, regardless if it is DoD covered defense information or not.

Our customers can be confident that their information is secured and protected when using our services. Click here to read more about our services.

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