Microsoft SSPA Assessments

Securing trust in business partnerships

Efficient solutions to standardize and strengthen security and data privacy issues

Applicable to all suppliers who handle Microsoft personal or confidential data on the company’s behalf, Microsoft’s Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance (SSPA) initiative standardizes and strengthens the handling of sensitive information on a global scale. 

As a Microsoft Preferred Assessor, we work with Microsoft to stay apprised of the latest updates to the SSPA program and Data Protection Requirements to help current and prospective Microsoft suppliers meet SSPA program requirements as they seek to initiate or renew contracts. 

Leveraging BDO’s full suite of security and data privacy services, we can help you understand the evolving SSPA program, educate and coach on security and privacy gaps, and maximize your Independent Assessment engagement to support ongoing data

protection efforts—beyond SSPA. We can do this while also integrating our test plan into your other compliance projects (such as SOC 1, SOC 2, HITRUST, WebTrust, CSA STAR, CMMC) using a test once, report many approaches.

How BDO Can Help

​I was delighted (and relieved) to find the team truly curious and interested to learn about our business and how data moves in and out of our organization.  It wasn't a cookie cutter approach, one size fits all. It felt bespoke.  Going through a client-mandated data security assessment is stressful enough, having such a thoughtful, knowledgeable team able to adapt to our industry and our business eliminated a lot of the stress. 

Client, CEO/Chief Catalyst

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