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Michael Kocharians

Cyber Security Engineer

Michael Kocharians

My role at Waterstons is...

Working inter-departmentally to identify and correct flaws in clients' security systems, solutions, and programs while recommending specific measures that can improve the company’s overall security posture. Simulating attacks to identify vulnerabilities, testing new software to help protect the clients' data, and helping users adhere to new regulations and processes to ensure the network stays safe. I also love to crack jokes and keep the office morale high!

My proudest Waterstons moment is...

Assisting some of our clients that were affected by crypto-locking ransomware. Being able to mitigate the damage and keep the client's business up and operational through stressful times is an amazing feeling! It's an even better feeling when the preventative measures and backup procedures that are in place result in very little data loss!

My life away from work is...

Spent playing video games, trading cryptocurrency/shares, 10-pin bowling, sending people pictures of sloths and giving everyone not-financial advice. Whilst I was at university I played competitive League of Legends, at my peak I was in the top 100 players in the Oceanic region. I also play in a semi-competitive 10-pin bowling league with my father. I'm an unconventional bowler as I play with a 2-handed "Cranker" playstyle.

I’ll be with you when...

You need assistance or advice with any cyber security related issues you may be facing ranging from a simple password issue though to a large business-wide security breach. Working alongside my team we'll ensure to protect our clients' sensitive data and infrastructure. Preventing breaches where possible and mitigating damage when required.

My sector strengths are...

  • Cyber Security
  • Managed Services