Reseller WIICT Achievement nomination for Mel Knight
Huge congratulations to our very own superstar Melany Knight, for being nominated in the Achievement category for the Reseller News Woman in ICT awards 2021. Mel is such a fantastic leader at SecureCom Limited – she has led many business initiatives to success and is an awesome role model and coach to so many!
Mel we love your work, and wish you all the best in this category!
SecureCom is hosting a Microsoft Surface Expo this week in the office and yesterday was the first of two breakfast sessions, showcasing the entire range and demonstrating the Surface Hub. Didn’t take long for expressions of interest to be raised! Still a few spots left for the breakfast session tomorrow if you are interested!
Please click here to register for any of the remaining events.
Come and view the latest Microsoft Devices – Let’s see what Surface for Business devices can do for you! Learn about a hybrid work environment, using Microsoft Surface for Business devices and Microsoft 365:
View the Microsoft Surface range of hardware
See modern device provisioning in action
Gain insights into device security and management
Hear from Microsoft Experts
Learn more about mixed reality with HoloLens
Lease vs Capital Expenditure
Please click here to register for any of the events.
SecureCom clients enjoying their Modern Work environment
Our customers and their staff love their new setup enabling them to work in a digital and modern environment. Manuhiri are a SecureCom client and entrusted our Technology Supply Services Team to modernise and update their current working methods. Through the Modern Work platform of Microsoft and Surface, along with Philips we have transformed the workplace.
The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust provide environmental and cultural services for their tribal area of interest in the North Auckland region.
Contact us and let’s discuss how we can modernise and update your environment to improve your business brand. The choice is yours, Lease or Own.
Microsoft Phishing email with fake voicemail messages
Just a heads up that there is a Microsoft 365 Phishing email making the rounds using fake voicemail messages, redirecting you to enter your office credentials. If this has happened to you, please change your password and contact us immediately if you need assistance.
New patch Tuesday revealed a new critical “Remote code Execution vulnerability” within On-Prem Microsoft exchange servers. Successful exploitation could allow an actor to gain remote code execution with elevated privileges on the impacted device. This can facilitate the deployment of malware to enable continued access to the compromised system, even after the system has been patched.
Microsoft Exchange Online is not known to be affected by these vulnerabilities. While there is no information available that indicates these vulnerabilities have been exploited, SecureCom is aware of multiple actors exploiting previously identified Exchange vulnerabilities (hafnium) that were patched by Microsoft in March 2021.
CVE-2021-28480 has a staggering 9.8 cvss (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) value and it is advised to patch your Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2016 and 2019 Servers as soon as possible (read: immediately).
SecureCom immediately stood up a rapid response team. We alerted all our customers with on-prem MS Exchange servers of the possible threat and initialised a remediation plan.
If you need any assistance with remediation of this vulnerability, please do reach out to us. More information can be found on Microsoft’s update guide page.
SecureCom Limited‘s social club fundraises during the year and despite Covid keeping us out of the office we were able to make a reasonable donation to Changing Minds! This charity was selected for the great work it does in the community – especially around mental health.
Making a difference, nurturing and inspiring the wellbeing for individuals, communities and workplaces – keep it up, you are doing valuable work! The Network team were introduced to the newest member of the team – Finn Kelly! Welcome buddy and in a few years we will get you on the tools!
and the winner is.... Congratulations Stride Investments
Congratulations to Stride Investment Management for winning the Surface Laptop Go in the IdentityCARE promotion. Stride has proactively implemented the IdentityCARE program to improve end user security.
Microsoft Surface for Business and Surface Hub are incredible devices for better collaboration. SecureCom is an Authorised Surface Partner so get in touch to prove how Surface enhances remote working. We all need that right now!
Click here to learn more about the Microsoft Surface and learn how you can be in to WIN a Microsoft Lightweight Surface Laptop Go
Getting home to my wife today after work I was met at the door with this question: “How was your first day at work?” And this is the best way I found to describe it to her: “It felt like there was an entire army at SecureCom trying to help me succeed and get settled”😊
Christmas Shenanigans are continuing in the office today! Glen Towersey and Dave Shennan manned the SecureCom champagne and strawberry trolley! An annual tradition to thank the team and also wear some ridiculous hats!
SecureCom had a Westie cultural appreciation day this week. Celebrating all our employees who currently live or have lived out West. Plus a couple of wannabees … Dave ShennanChris New! We now all have a better understanding of what it takes to be a Westie!
SecureCom celebrates its first Graduation from our Engineer Graduate Program – Kaushal Halai has worked hard to pass milestones over the last 2 years and we are thrilled that he is now working in an Engineering role – well equipped (including new tools!) for the challenges ahead!
Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 win - Digital Transformation
We are thrilled to have won the Reseller News, Emerging Technologies – Digital Transformation award! Recognition for the digital transformation that enabled Mercy Hospice to move its infrastructure to the Cloud, gain great visibility of its IT environment and transform the way it works – all the while having a substantial cost saving!
Couldn’t have done this without the fantastic efforts of the SecureCom team and of course our wonderful customer!
A big welcome to Anand Bengali who has joined the SecureCom team. Responsible for the Deployment of the Network Services and management of the Network Services Team. Reach out to Anand if you need assistance with your Network.
And they’re in! Simple to install and only a few cables required. We’ve also installed a Samsung Flip2 interactive display in our primary meeting room to use as a digital whiteboard. Please reach out to our sales team to arrange a demo to see the setup in action.
Our new Video Conference units have arrived and are ready to be installed! SecureCom chose the Poly Studio X-Series due to their feature set, quality, compact size, ease of install and use and compatibility across a range of VC providers such as Microsoft Teams.
Stay tuned for the installation! How good is that packaging?
Following a successful rollout of TotalNET SD Wan to 128 Liquorland NZ stores nationwide, it was awesome that Brett O’Hanlon brought the team some supplies! Great start to a continued ongoing partnership
Whilst many have said they will cycle to work – Dave Shennan is the first to actually pull on the lycra and fasten the cleats! Good on you for getting the exercise in before work and doing your bit to save the planet!
The SecureCom Service Desk were surprised on Friday when this amazing box of cupcakes arrived! Sent by Sensational Sommer at #HealthCareNewZealand – she has really appreciated the effort and lengths the team goes to assisting her with urgent requests, often late at night.
Massive welcome to Monica Tattersall who has joined the SecureCom Limited team, as an Account Manager. She will be helping small to medium size companies with their general IT requirements, especially around Office 365, Cloud Migration, Remote Working and Mobile Teams. Also, Hardware Procurement & Setup …all with a strong Security focus – something that is increasingly important in the current climate. She is looking forward to getting out there and making things happen!
Massive congratulations to Jaun-Pierre van Nieuwholtz who has been honoured as top young talent to emerge in the NZ IT industry at the 2020 30 Under 30 Tech Awards. JP really lives our values and is highly regarded by all at SecureCom Limited and his customers!
Communication is definitely the key in times like this! SecureCom this week asked the team for snaps of what is happening in their bubbles! Jason Kelly is being a responsible Dog Dad and limiting screen time – note, the cat is patiently waiting for its turn!
SecureCom held a companywide meeting via Microsoft Teams. Great to have 80% of the team join, while others remain taking calls we are able to record using Microsoft Stream, they can view the meeting later, to keep up to date!
Today we celebrated the culture of our staff who hailed from South Africa. They shared with us their food, their memories and a few of the reasons why they moved to NZ! Kylan Kukard, Pedro David, Terence Harvey, Jaun-Pierre van Nieuwholtz and @Erich Clarke Engelbrecht we are so glad you are a part of our team…
SecureCom launched the first “Te Reo with Tewai” session – Tewai Rangi our Service Desk Manager is coaching us on correct te reo pronunciation. Our meeting rooms are named after our values in Maori. It won’t be long before Kua Whakatauhia (committed) is rolling off the tongue!
Securecom has been awarded the Microsoft Suite Silver Security Award
We were proud to recently be awarded the Silver Security competency for our work with the Microsoft suite of security products. As the threats become more dynamic and sophisticated, products like Microsoft ATP, Azure Security Centre, and Microsoft Sentinel play an important part in protecting organisations from cyber-attacks.
Skopik assisting SecureCom with new office fitout!
SecureCom Limited was thrilled that it could engage Skopik to assist with our new office fitout! Who doesn’t love a company that cleans up after themselves? Sometimes it just the little things that make a huge difference!