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Sagiss November 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to November! We're excited for the Fall and all of the wonderful things that it will bring (Thanksgiving especially!) 

We're hosting an Atlassian User Group here at the office on the 16th, and meeting up for another exciting Atlassian event at Top Golf on the 29th! For more info on either of those events please send us an email.

The Sagiss Happy Hour is set for November 30th! This is a great opportunity to have fun and connect with other DFW-area professionals, so we encourage you to join us! Besides, who doesn't like hanging out at Fuzzy's Tacos? Details are below.

Meanwhile, we've gathered a ton of great tech news that we think you'll find valuable. Phishing news, updates on Equifax, the stunning story behind the recent hack at Deloitte and more, read on! 


The Sagiss Team

Quick Links to Featured Content:

  1. New Video! - The Sagiss Workstation Build System - Watch on our blog
  2. 10 Best Practices for Security Awareness Training - Full Story
  3. Infographic - Cutting Edge Security Built into Windows 10Full Story
  4. SMiShing Attacks are on the Rise in the Financial Industry - Full Story
  5. Epic Equifax Data Breach: Is Your Amazon Echo Next?Full Story
  6. Iranian Hackers Targeted Deloitte Via A Seriously Convincing Facebook Ad  - Full Story
  7. Wurst Golf Fest 2017 was fantastic! - See the pictures on our Facebook Page
  8. Robin's Recipes: Mike's Gluten Free Gumbo -  Get The Recipe



The Sagiss Workstation Build System

We're exctied to share our latest video with you! Have you ever taken a PC out of the box and thought, "Now I have to set this whole thing up before I can get to work"? 

Not if you're a Sagiss client! This 4 minute clip shows how we prepare workstations specifically for each client to ensure they are ready to work as soon as you log in. Check it out on our blog!


10 Best Practices for Security Awareness Training

"These proven best practices for Security Awareness Training are designed to add a layer of security on top of existing firewalls. The goal is to establish an effective human firewall of informed, educated and phish-savvy employees... "

Read Full Article


Infographic - Cutting Edge Security Features of Windows10

"Once relegated to repetetive office tasks, we now depend on these devices to serve as platforms for entertainment and social connections as well. To accomplish this task, operating systems such as Windows 10 must be flexible, accessible and at the same time, highly secure... "

Read Full Article


Smishing Attacks are on the Rise in the Financial Industry

"Thanks to the amount of time employees are spending online to get work done, hackers have a veritable treasure trove of opportunities and touch points to gain entry into an enterprise’s data and sensitive information..."

Read Full Article


Epic Equifax Data Breach Might Mean One Thing: Your Amazon Echo Is Next

"As the use of artificial intelligence-based virtual home assistants like the Echo and Google Home becomes more commonplace, consumers will gravitate toward its other uses such as shopping and not just seemingly innocuous chores such as turning off lights, changing the temperature or playing movies or TV shows..."

Read Full Article


Iranian Hackers Targeted Deloitte Via A Seriously Convincing Facebook Fake

"As America frets over Russians running rampant on Facebook, other adversaries have been exploiting the social network as a way into some of the world's biggest businesses. An employee at Deloitte, one of the Big Four accounting firms, fell victim to a fake Facebook account in late 2016, Forbes can reveal. And the attacks.."

Read Full Article


Sagiss End-of-Month

Happy Hour!

At the end of a long month, don't you deserve a little break? We think so!
So, come join us for a drink after work at Fuzzy's in Irving. This is your opportunity to make new friends, network with local professionals, and just relax and have a good time.  
Where: Fuzzy's Tacos
1100 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75039
When: November 30th, 2017, 4 - 8pm


Sagiss Events

  • Nov 16th & 29th - Atlassian User Groups & Top Golf - Details
  • Nov 30th - Happy Hour @ Fuzzy's Tacos

Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Events

We are very active with our local Chamber of Commerce. Feel free to join us at any of the events below. These events are excellent opportunities to network with and support local businesses. Bear in mind that meeting times listed here are subject to change. Check the "details" link next to each event for more information and to RSVP.

Grand Opening Ceremonies

Other Chamber Events

  • Nov 1st - Coffee Break - Details
  • Nov 2nd - 2017 Annual Meeting - Details
  • Nov 8th - Business Connection - Details
  • Nov 11th - Finnish American Business Guild Gala - Details
  • Nov 15th - Member Orientation - Details
  • Dec 6th - Coffee Break - Details



Monthly Tech Tip

Fly around large Excel lists effortlessly, and without using the mouse. This is much faster than scrolling. 

Check out the 2 minute Youtube video here!



Wurst Golf Fest 2017


The 2017 Wurst Golf Fest turned out very well! We all had a great time, and it was for a wonderful cause. 

We uploaded all of the pictures to our Facebook page. Check them out here!



Robin's Recipe of the Month:

Michael's Gluten Free Gumbo

This month we're sharing a recipe from our very own Michael Bogdan. As a Louisiana native and LSU-grad, Michael knows his gumbo.

So if you want to add a bit of spice to your fall holiday we encourage you to give this a try. 

Get The Recipe