ITAR - Data Security For All Our Clients
We are generalists at Predictive Engineering and it has its pros and cons. We cross-pollinate from medical (orthopedic to endoscopic), rail (transit to heavy locomotives), automotive (electric to Class 8 trucks to school buses), aviation (commercial, supersonic and military), space (hypervelocity missiles to satellites), marine (ships and submarines), civil (hydroelectric turbines to fish ladders to water treatment tanks) and, not to bore you too much, ASME Section VIII, Division 2, “Design-by-Analysis” pressure vessel work (beer kegs to nuclear waste processing vessels under seismic and fatigue). It is a long list and it just continues to grow.
Okay, why all this pre-amble? Our clients’ intellectual property (IP) often represents their “crown jewels” and protection of this data is something we take very seriously. Although Predictive is ITAR-Registered, we treat all our clients’ data as if it were ITAR data. What does this really mean at the end of the day? It means we use best practices to ensure that no harm comes to any data, for example, using the “Dutch Reach” method when opening a car door to prevent an accident (i.e., data loss) and likewise, being “Safe” with our data and having backups that are under “lock and key”. It sounds a bit silly, but good data security is just about best practices and thinking of others, since how would you feel if someone infected you with COVID by not wearing a mask?