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Winxnet Receives Favorable SOC 1 Audit
DECEMBER 28, 2016

A Small Group of Sixth Graders from King Middle School Spend the Morning at Portland Headquarters

PORTLAND, Maine - Winxnet has successfully completed its second SOC 1 - SSAE 16 Type II audit conducted by a certified independent auditor. Formerly known as a SAS 70, this audit confirms that Winxnet has the right technical controls in place to keep your data safe while providing consistent service. This includes organizational, communication and management practices, risk management controls, monitoring of our security program, strong physical access controls as well as strong system and change management operations.

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Winxnet Employee Spotlight - Denevan O'Connell
Posted on 12/14/2016 10:13:44 AM by Suzanne Murphy

Earlier this summer, we highlighted Steve Martel, Director of Managed Services at Winxnet, during our 'Employee Spotlight' series. Our 'Employee Spotlight' series highlights some of our stellar employees, both inside and outside of the organization, giving you an inside look into the people behind the machines.

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Yahoo Confirms 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked
Posted on 12/19/2016 9:43:06 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

On Wednesday, December 14th Yahoo Inc. revealed that it suffered a security breach back in 2013 that compromised more than one billion accounts. This however, is different than the breach that occurred in September of 2014 where over 500 million user accounts had been hacked. These two attacks are the largest breaches of one company's computer network.

The newly disclosed 2013 attack involved sensitive user information, including names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions that could be used to reset a password.

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In this issue:
December 2016
Winxnet Received Favorable SOC 1 Audit
Winxnet Employee Spotlight - Denevan O'Connell
Yahoo Confirms 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked

On the Moves:

Russell Yonika

Russell Yonika recently joined Winxnet as a Field Technician in the Methuen office. Russell has a BS in Computer Information Systems and has been working for a small MSP for the last four years as an IT Specialist. His career has included working on a Help Desk and as a Field Technician.

Chelsea Cushman

Chelsea Cushman has recently been promoted from a Project Coordinator to a Service Delivery Coordinator working out of the Portland office. Her expertise in customer service will help Winxnet provide the best service to its growing client base.

Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis has recently been promoted from a Remote Support Specialist to a Field Technician working out of the Portland office. His customer service and technical experience will continue to help Winxnet provide unparalleled customer service to its growing client base.

Jeff Todd

Jeff Todd has recently been promoted to Finance Team Manager in the Portland office. His vast experience and expertise will be integral to the company’s growing success.

About Winxnet
Providing innovative IT solutions since 1999, Winxnet is a leader in IT outsourcing and consulting, software development, and strategic technical advisory services to the private and public sectors. With offices throughout the Eastern United States, Winxnet provides a broad reach with local expertise.
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