Crayon India Certified as a Great Place to Work 2020 in the Small and Mid-Size category

September 9, 2020

MUMBAI, India – September 9, 2020 – Crayon, a global leader in digital transformation services, is proud to announce that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work, by the prestigious, internationally acclaimed Great Place to Work Institute, India.

Great Place to Work Certification is the most definitive ‘Employer-of-Choice’ recognition world over and is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in identifying and recognizing Great Workplace Cultures.

More than 10,000 organizations across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM each year. The award recognizes the best workplaces and company cultures based on Employee Trust Index and Company Culture Audit and on meeting the qualifying criteria on each of them, are Certified as a Great Place to Work for a period of 1 year.

Crayon is passionate about creating an engaging, inclusive company culture, where employees can do their best work and the feedback we get from employees directly impacts our ability to create the best work environment.

This is an incredible achievement for us and a great honour for Crayon. We at Crayon have stood to our Core Values of Quality, Integrity, Agility and Pace and this has helped us in framing our journey towards building a High-Trust, Meritocratic, Rewarding and High-Performance work culture. Also, our Norwegian work culture has given a high degree of autonomy to our employees and there is generally a high level of trust that everyone contributes to the common goals and objectives. I strongly believe that this has laid the foundation for one of the best places to work in India,” comments Vikas Bhonsle, CEO at Crayon India.

At Crayon, we deeply care for our people and we strive to create an ecosystem that will nourish its members and that reflects in the work and service that we provide to our customers. Our work culture at Crayon is aligned to this core principle and it is designed to provide each person the freedom to bring in and nurture fresh ideas & perspectives,” comments, Melody Lopez, Chief of Staff at Crayon India.

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About Great Place to Work® Institute

Great Place to Work® Institute is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

About Crayon

Crayon, a global leader in IT and digital transformation services and the largest independent ‘cloud economics’ practice, strongly believes in “Pay-per-usage” model – organizations must pay for the IT resources they actually need. Crayon is the most reliable and trusted technical advisor for many of the world’s leading organizations. Through unique people, tools, and systems, the company ensures the best ROI from complex technology investments. Crayon – specialized in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices around the world. For more information, visit:

RCE Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Products: Beware Students & Teachers

September 9, 2020

This month, Microsoft has released updates to address 129 vulnerabilities, 23 of which are critical. Tenable’s monthly Patch Wednesday roundup examines several of the vulnerabilities, including a crop of RCEs in Microsoft Office products which are particularly concerning as students and teachers begin e-learning. Satnam Narang, Staff Research Engineer at Tenable also comments on some of the severe vulnerabilities.

For the fourth month in a row, Microsoft has patched over 120 CVEs, addressing 129 CVEs in September including 23 critical-rated vulnerabilities. Some of the most severe vulnerabilities in this month’s release include a pair of remote code execution flaws in Microsoft SharePoint and a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server. CVE-2020-1210 is a vulnerability in SharePoint due to a failure to check an application package’s source markup. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to be able to upload a SharePoint application package to a vulnerable SharePoint site. This vulnerability is reminiscent of a similar SharePoint remote code execution flaw, CVE-2019-0604, that has been exploited in the wild by threat actors since at least April 2019.

CVE-2020-1576 is another SharePoint flaw patched this month that’s also similar to CVE-2020-1210.CVE-2020-16875 is a memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server due to improper handling of objects in memory. Exploitation of this flaw would simply require an attacker to send a malicious email containing the exploit code to a vulnerable Exchange server. This vulnerability would allow the attacker to run arbitrary code, which could grant them access to create new accounts, access, modify or remove data, and install programs.” – Satnam Narang, Staff Research Engineer at Tenable.

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