“What do Big Foot, Nessie [The Loch Ness Monster] and hyperconvergence have in common?” asks the voiceover on this Lenovo sponsored video. Answer: “They are all the subject of some legendary myths.”
The Work StuffSamantha, better known to us as Sammy or Sam, has been with The Missing Link for eight years. She has worked her way through the ranks from her first role as Procurement and Customer Service to her current role as a Service Delivery Co-ordinator for the Security department. In a nutshell, she’s responsible for ensuring the signed statement of work is delivered as expected; this encompasses everything from scheduling resources and peer reading reports. She also dabbles in procurement and some administration tasks, in her words, “there is never a dull moment!”
The Tech StuffWhen asked what her favourite thing about the IT industry is Sammy replied, “I love that it’s so fast paced and it’s always evolving. It baffles me that not that long ago people were sending telegrams to reach their loved ones and now we can facetime! It’s exciting and relevant and I love being a part of it.”
Her current favourite gadget is her FitBit – setting goals and challenging friends helps achieve her fitness goals. Her favourite app is Timehop, “I’m a very nostalgic person who loves looking over old memories. Getting a daily reminder of what I was doing this time X amount of years ago really brightens my day (or makes me cringe at what I used to wear/ and say on my Facebook status!).”
In 2016 ActualTech Media surveyed nearly 1,100 technology professionals and members of organisational management to gauge understanding and adoption of hyperconvergence.1
We are pleased to announce that last night at the Mimecast Channel Connect and Awards Night we were awarded the Rising Star. We have been partners with Mimecast for many years and are firm believers in their email security and archiving solution. Last night, at Hotel CBD, staff members Richard Charlton, Clare Burman and Alana Reynard (pictured) were there to hear the Mimecast channel update and learn about the latest products and services before enjoying the awards and networking.
We would like to announce the arrival of our two newest team members...
Last week, the world saw the biggest ransomware attack ever of its kind. Although the attack is not the most sophisticated phish the ACSC has seen, the attack has hit organisations in over 150 countries within 48 hours and could be devastating to businesses that become infected.
We would like to extend a big congratulations to both Daniel Nemeth, Security Consultant, who has achieved his Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) Certification and to Fabio Nievaart, Senior Security Architect, who has become only the 185th person globally to achieve ForeScout Engineer accreditation (FSCE).
If the 4.2 billion credentials that were leaked in 2016 is not enough motivation for users to update and strengthen their passwords, then nothing will. LinkedIn, Tumblr and Yahoo are just a few of the big names that were breached in 2016 and we are already seeing other big names like Gmail (phishing target) and Twitter (account hijacking) compromised in 2017.
The Work Stuff
Dinesh has been a Security Architect at The Missing Link since late August, 2016. He says he can’t believe it’s already been 7 months, as the time has flown. In his role Dinesh provides trusted security advice to clients in presales, consultative and delivery capacities across a wide range of security technologies and compliance requirements. He gains great satisfaction that his role helps make the cyber world a safer place.