What do you bring to the party?

We’re quite an interesting mixture of backgrounds and cultures.  But diversity isn’t just about your background.  It’s more than that and it includes what life experiences we bring with us.    

Earlier this year, having a sense of the diverse background colleagues enjoyed, I sent around a email asking everyone what what the most interesting job they’d had.  It set off a series of brilliant responses and here’s a flavour of what we bring to the party.

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Nic Williams
AWS Case Study - DCLG Optimisation

The Department for Communities and Local Government's (DCLG) purpose is to support the creation of great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area. In 2015, it chose Arcus Global to build a secure platform on AWS for hosting its applications. By 2016, that platform was hosting a series of applications up to ‘Official Sensitive’ level and DCLG wanted to move more of its infrastructure to AWS.

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AWS Case Study - NHS Business Services Authority

“The NHSBSA's engagement has been a positive collaborative experience with Arcus Global allowing knowledge, experience and ideas to be shared freely. Arcus have enabled the NHSBSA to bolster the security of our Cloud Platform with the knowledge and experience that they provide. Arcus also provide confidence and ensure the platform remains as secure as possible, which also has enabled the NHSBSA to become exemplars of cloud hosting within the UK Healthcare sector."
Chris Suter, Lead DevOps Engineer, NHSBSA

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How to Choose a Cloud Aware Penetration Tester

If security is important to you then you’ll want an external penetration test for your infrastructure. The work that Arcus does with central government and NHS means that we have been tested by several ‘experts’ but the truth is that many of these don’t understand the Cloud and so make some recommendations that are irrelevant while missing larger issues. Recently I met a penetration test company that understands the Cloud but before I come to that, let me explain about penetration tests.

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