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Kick-starting A Career in FinTech: 5 Top Tips

Kick-starting A Career in FinTech: 5 Top Tips

To mark the official launch of our 2020 Graduate & Placement Programme, we've asked our 2015 Graduate Programme Alumni to share their top tips for kick-starting a career in FinTech. Some of them have gone on to base themselves full-time in our New York, London and Hong Kong offices.

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July Patch Tuesday: Heavy Downpours

July Patch Tuesday: Heavy Downpours

It seems July’s rainy forecast isn’t confined to just the weather – Microsoft patches have arrived in a heavy downpour of updates for Windows OS, Office, .Net, SQL, VSTS, JIRA and an Advisory for Microsoft Exchange Server - along with updates in Azure IoT Edge, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Automation, Azure DevOps Server, ASP .Net Core, .

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Detecting and Preventing Data Loss Through Email

Detecting and Preventing Data Loss Through Email

While most of us may have developed a knack for blocking incoming spam, flagging suspicious looking email and spotting a Phish, applying the same cautionary approach to outgoing mail is, more often than not, overlooked and underestimated. Email remains one of the most widely used communication tools, yet is among the highest ranking sources of modern-day cyber breaches, which continue to grow in number and sophistication.

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Options at Digital DNA

Options at Digital DNA

Last month, we launched our strategic partnership with Digital DNA and its flagship Belfast conference which plays host to over 150+ industry leaders and exhibitors from the world of FinTech, Cybersecurity, DevOps, BigData, Marketing and Start-ups.

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Project Management: Lessons From The Finish Line

Project Management: Lessons From The Finish Line

"Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder."
-William Sigei, former 10,000m World Record Holder

For almost 100 years the marathon has been an incredible test of a runner’s commitment and character; a gruelling challenge of 26.2 miles with often months of preparation leading up to that moment you cross the finish line. Each year, Read more

Options: Employer For The Future

Options: Employer For The Future

Options is nominated in this year’s Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards and to celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at our three shortlisted categories: Employer for the Future, Career Inspiration and Best Place to Work.

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May Patch Tuesday: RDP Casts A Chill

May Patch Tuesday: RDP Casts A Chill

Bluekeep – RDP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

We take every patch Tuesday seriously at Options, but when we noticed that Microsoft had unusually released patches for Windows XP and Server 2003, we got a chill!

Since the end of life date for XP and 2003, Microsoft has only released patches for these operating systems on 4 occasions (including this)… the most infamous being Read more

Options Security, Intelligence & Analytics

Options Security, Intelligence & Analytics

In a world of ever evolving security threats and malicious intent, having the ability to monitor mission critical business components is an invaluable tool. Options’ Security, Intelligence and Analytics (S.I.A) provides in depth visibility in real time and at global scale. By instantly accessing data across a wide and increasing range of systems, S.I.

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Staying Startup In A Growth Company

Staying Startup In A Growth Company

When I joined Options in 2013, I was fortunate enough to already know some of the team having previously worked with them in Wombat, a start-up that went on to dominate the low latency feed handler space and get acquired by NYSE in 2008.

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Building Fitness Into Company Culture

Building Fitness Into Company Culture

‘Your Health is Your Wealth’ – simultaneously a snappy slogan and a wise adage you can use to motivate yourself to keep fit, healthy and well-balanced. In a welcomed trend, many companies have been promoting the concept of their team’s health and wellbeing as a priority.

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