Coronavirus/COVID 19 – Business Continuity

Due to recent events involving the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID 19 Pandemic, we would like to inform you about our Business Continuity Plan at MCON.

We activated Coronavirus related policies around the globe for all our offices and teams. In general our business is highly independent from office locations. All governmental requests, suggestions and policies for the different regions are met and MCON will be adjust its policies as official announcements are updated. MCON will support all efforts to decelerate the spreading of the virus.

Our teams are used to have daily global standup meetings via zoom video conferencing, communication channels like IM have been implemented ages ago and are used on a daily basis, so working from home office does not disrupt our services at all. The team in China is already working from home office since Chinese New Year. All external meetings and business travel have been reduced to an absolute minimum.

We are happy and thankful that as of yet, we have had not a single case of infection with the Coronavirus in our staff or their families around the world.

You should not experience any change or disruption in the services we provide.

Thank you for your consideration and all the best for you, your co-workers and your families.

Data breach at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

On the morning of 13 January 2020, an Amazon technical employee shared sensitive information on Github. The public repository contained personal identity documents, system credentials, passwords and AWS key pairs. While the breach was detected within half an hour by a cybersecurity company and deleted from Github within about 5 hours, attackers could have gained root access to AWS accounts.

MCON clients and partners can rest assured that their data and credentials are not compromised by the data breach above. We never share credentials – not even with AWS – and all credentials are stored encrypted inside secure MCON facilities. 

If you use AWS services or AWS credentials not secured and monitored by MCON, you might want to investigate further to make sure neither your databases, nor mail servers hosted on AWS are affected.

New AWS Certifications – Addendum

Success breeds Success, as a study confirms (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140428154838.htm). We can confirm the study, as Rubi Patlan from MCON, Office Puebla just earned another certificate:

AWS Data Analytics Fundamentals

We save ourselves another photo of a happy and smiling co-worker this time (you can believe she does), as we expect some more good news in the very near future.

New AWS certifications

We are proud to announce three additional AWS certifications, namely:

Josué Ramos, MCON Office Puebla – AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Rubi Patlan, MCON Office Puebla – AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Cherif Sy, MCON Office Morocco – AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

The photos reflect how happy our engineers are with their new certifications, as they are not easy to get. As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we feel obligated to constantly build up expertise by training our engineers to receive AWS validated qualifications and certifications.