Microsoft Requiring Partner Security

Microsoft Requiring Partner Security

In a continuous effort to protect customers, Microsoft Partners in the US just received notice to meet Microsoft security requirements on August 1, 2019 or else.

The new security requirement is aimed at a very specific partner segment in which SpliceNet transacts: Cloud Solution Providers or “CSP”. As a CSP, we provide companies and law firms Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure subscriptions and other related Microsoft subscription services including Security products. The products within Office 365, Azure and Dynamics 365 are so far reaching that you may not be familiar with all the products.

In 2013, we became one of the first Law Firm Managed Security Service Provider to build a solution stack that fit law firms of all sizes. Our first order of business was to bring up our own internal level of security using the same disciplines and tools we recommend to our customers.

We were so serious about security that we even tapped the experience of SpliceNet partner Dave Myers to start a separate entity DJMyers Law, a law firm practicing in the areas of Data Privacy, Technology and Compliance.

It was back then that we saw the writing on the wall and knew government agencies, partners and even customers would eventually hold technology consultants, MSPs and law firm’s feet to the security standards fire. We even created a free tool for law firms giving them a security roadmap called the Cybersecurity Due Diligence Toolkit (“CDDT”). Since the CDDT has been used by over 100 law firms across the US.

Needless to say we easily meet and exceed Microsoft’s newest security edict and continue to up our security posture every month.

Have you verified the security practices of your technology consultants and MSPs? Are you concerned? You should be. Your State’s Professional Code of Ethics most certainly require you to be.

Take this simple test to determine your technology consultant or MSP’s security posture:
Q: Did they ever recommend they sign a Confidentiality Agreement for your law firm?
A: If the answer is “no”, then you should download and evaluate the Cybersecurity Due Diligence Toolkit, NOW. You can access the CDDT HERE.

Compute Safe.
Jim Gast