Today at Inprosec Human Capital we introduce you to Jorge Ferraces, SAP & GRC Security Consultant.
What is your function within Inprosec?
My position in the company is SAP & GRC Security Consultant and I belong to the SAP area. I work on different projects and services for the end customer, but also on several strategic internal projects of the company.
What would you highlight about your role in the company?
I highlight the variety of projects and tasks in which I am involved working to improve the security of our customers. Right now I am working for a security service of a large client and every day is a new challenge, but also the demand is maximum. It is very gratifying to solve the problems that are presented to us and that they comply with the security standards and recommendations that we propose on a daily basis. In addition, learning is continuous and makes every day different, in addition to training me in many areas that allow me to grow both personally and professionally.
What has Inprosec meant to your professional career?
Working at Inprosec has been a big change in my professional career. Previously, I had worked in the financial and tax sector. I was unfamiliar with the cybersecurity sector, but I knew that starting to work at Inprosec would be a great challenge in my career as it is an area with a lot of growth. Despite having been with the company for less than a year, the learning I have received in these months has been incredible and I really value the skills that I have been able to acquire during this time and that I put into practice every day with customers and colleagues. In addition, the work environment we have in the company is great and the teamwork is also very good.
How do you manage to reconcile your personal and professional life?
The company allows many facilities to organize the working day according to the circumstances of each employee. This is an aspect that I have always valued, as I believe that a better balance between personal and professional life is very beneficial. In this sense, Inprosec has always allowed me to manage my working day with great autonomy and perhaps eliminating the rigid timetable that other types of organizations apply.
In my case, I do not have family responsibilities, but I value positively that the company is involved in this sense for the improvement and welfare of all workers who make up the organization.
Tell us an anecdote that has caught your attention at some stage in Inprosec.
One of the most curious anecdotes I have had is that since I started working in the company and due to mobility restrictions with the COVID-19 is that I started teleworking, so I did not know anyone in the company. I was a little nervous and uneasy about what this new experience was going to mean in my professional career, but at the same time I was especially curious to meet my colleagues in person, and a few months later I had the opportunity to meet them.
A couple of weeks after starting to work at Inprosec we carried out an online activity to put faces, introduce ourselves and get to know each other a little better. It turned out to be a very rewarding and fun activity to get to know my colleagues with whom I would work on a daily basis.
What do you value most about working for a company like Inprosec?
One of the aspects I value most about working in a company like Inprosec is the professional development and the support you receive on a daily basis to improve as a worker. Having a personalized professional development plan, reviewed together with my manager, allows me to detect the aspects in which I should be improving or focusing on in the long term (whether certifications, languages, new skills, etc.). In addition, another aspect that stands out is the good working environment within the organization and good communication, despite being teleworking most of the time as in my case.
Finally, I would like to add that whenever I have had doubts or needed support to carry out a project or task, I have always felt very supported by both my colleagues and my managers.
As an employee of a company that specializes in cybersecurity, what is your advice to any entrepreneur who is starting out with respect to their systems?
The most important asset of a company is its people, and I believe that an entrepreneur who is just starting out or who already has experience with systems management should train his employees in cybersecurity and protect his company’s information as a very valuable asset. Many of the deficiencies or attacks that small, medium and large companies receive are due to not following good practices and actions in cybersecurity, although unfortunately many of these problems occur due to lack of knowledge or because employees do not follow the correct practices.
It is essential to take into account that due to the rise of new technologies and the exponential technological growth that our society is experiencing, we have available solutions such as those offered by Inprosec to address these shortcomings and make organizations much safer and avoid vulnerabilities.
What are your hobbies at the end of the working day?
My main hobbies are water sports, especially surfing, bodyboarding and diving (I am passionate about the sea). Whenever I can I take advantage and take my board to be able to disconnect a little in the sea, it is very comforting. In general, I am passionate about sports, and another great hobby I have is mountain biking. I love at the end of the work day or whenever I can, to ride a few kilometers on my bike and go downhill in the mountains. I also like reading, and lately I am constantly reading books on financial, investment and technological topics. Finally, and whenever I have time, I like to travel, play video games or have a drink with my friends.
Who do you “nominate” to interview next and why?
I nominate Pedro Costas, since we have shared a project together and I am very interested in knowing his answers.