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Maxava has announced the appointment of two new senior sales executives to strengthen its European team.
Anders Winther has joined Maxava as senior director EMEA Sales. He brings broad experience to his role, having previously held regional roles with IBM in Europe and has more than 10 years as a senior manager and director with IBM Denmark. His prior employment also includes sales and management roles with solutions providers Merkantildata A/S and Vision Solutions.
Security expert Patrick Townsend has created a podcast discussing the recent security breach at LinkedIn that includes recommendations for system and security administrators on how to avoid such a breach at your organization. Among Townsend's recommendations are the following:
1. Use industry-standard, strong hash methods
2. Use NIST-certified hash software libraries
3. Always use Salt with your hash
4. Use a strong Salt value
5. Protect the Salt value