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Transparency Through Telemetry: From Gap Detection To A Gap In The Market

Transparency Through Telemetry: From Gap Detection To A Gap In The Market

31st March, 2021

Options is excited to announce its new, cutting-edge, real-time market data monitoring service. Telemetry CK’s inherent value goes much beyond gap detection and fittingly lies in its ability to fill the long-lasting gap in financial markets: the need for full transparency from Managed Service Providers...

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F5 Vulnerabilities

F5 Vulnerabilities

11th March 2021

One core belief in the Options’ security team is that in many cases, the risk presented by an exploit is proportional to the square of the time required to address it. If a system can be patched within hours of an exploit being accounted, that risk can be dramatically reduced, whereas the potential impact grows exponentially with each additional day that passes...

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Exchange Marauder Vulnerability – 2021’s First Trial by Fire

Exchange Marauder Vulnerability – 2021’s First Trial by Fire

10th March 2021

Over the last week, executive teams and boards across the Fortune 500 have become increasingly aware of the risks posed by the Exchange Marauder vulnerability. Once again, their email infrastructures face a “nation-state” attack. IT teams are in a frenzy as they try to figure out how to manage their response and patch their Exchange environments...

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Celebrating Options' Women

Celebrating Options' Women

8th March 2021

The male-dominated FinTech sector is often viewed as a challenging place for women to enter and maintain a successful career.  Many of the barriers women face can be dissolved by the power of a supportive team of both women and men, working together towards a common goal...

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Is CentOS Dead?

Is CentOS Dead?

12th January, 2021

CentOS has always been part of our conversation with clients, especially for those that have been attracted to the zero cost support offered by the Opensource community. On December 8th, this community was rocked when Red Hat announced “the future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream”...

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One Memory in a Memorable Year

One Memory in a Memorable Year

23rd December 2020

Now we’re in the middle of the holiday season with 2020 coming to a close I took a moment to reflect on my favourite work memory (or memories) of the year.

Hands down, it has to be our adventures up and around Divis and Black Mountain, captured in this photograph with the marketing team at the start of October...

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Splitting The Nanosecond To Find A Nanosecond

Splitting The Nanosecond To Find A Nanosecond

2nd December, 2020

For years trading system designers have marvelled at the lengths a small group of HFT firms will go to find an extra nano over their competitors. Anecdotally people comprehend why being fast doesn’t matter nearly so much as being a hair faster than the next firm...

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The Robin Hood Project: Options’ Staff Sacrifice Scheme raises £70,000 ahead of Second Wave

The Robin Hood Project: Options’ Staff Sacrifice Scheme raises £70,000 ahead of Second Wave

2nd December, 2020

We are well and truly into the second wave of COVID-19, with various restrictions and tiers being imposed across the United Kingdom and many other countries around the world. Like most of the world, the Options team are continuing to work from home into 2021...

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How Options Ran The World In 2020

How Options Ran The World In 2020

27th November, 2020

At the beginning of lockdown, we decided as a company to get out and active. With the lifestyle change from a bustling, sociable office, with lots of regular travel, to a more sedentary lifestyle, many felt they were in need of some fresh fitness motivation. We established a Strava running group for the team, creating a friendly, sociable edge despite the team being remote...

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The Robinhood Project: Giving Thanks with the Boys Club of New York

The Robinhood Project: Giving Thanks with the Boys Club of New York

25th November, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time when many in the United States gather with family and friends to give thanks for each other and the ability to huddle around the table for a meal that leaves most seeking their next fitness challenge!

This year, however, COVID-19 has not only shifted the ability to gather with friends and family, but...

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