Current Security Topics
Conflict in Ukraine
Release Date: March 10th, 2022 |Revision Date: September 7th, 2022
Aptitude Software is closely monitoring the current military conflict in Ukraine and Russia. We do not have any infrastructure or employees in either Ukraine or Belarus nor are we reliant on any third-party service organization or vendor service provided out of these countries. Additionally, our organization has taken steps to establish the required cyber resilience in the event of a spill-over of cyber-attacks, destructive malware, misinformation and other threats outside of the conflict zone per guidance provided by CISA (www.cisa.gov/uscert) and other governmental agencies. We have enhanced our cyber vigilance against these threats, updated our already robust business continuity plans to reflect current threat scenarios, and reinforced the same with our employees and other stakeholders. These measures will ensure the continued protection of our employees, offices, clients and information assets, and to mitigate any threats in a timely manner. We will provide additional notification directly to our client contacts in the event of any specific risks or impact to our services adhering to our contractual commitments and incident response policies.
Possible United Kingdom (UK) National Grid Power Blackouts in Q4 2022 and Q1 2023
Release Date: November 2023
Per recent media reports, the U.K National Grid is exploring planned blackouts in a ‘worst case scenario’ over the next 3-4 months in the UK. Aptitude Software has a formal Business Continuity Management program in place and has documented Incident Response Plans (IRPs) to cover such situations . These plans include Aptitude Software Office facilities based in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Aptitude Software has also reviewed plans for its Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers and Data Center Service Providers based in the UK and has incorporated any additional actions into its IRPs related to these service providers. As such, Aptitude Software would like to assure our clients that while such blackouts are unlikely, we are prepared for the same.
Clients, partners and vendor service organizations can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com in the event of any additional questions.