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Coffee Talk #4 – Safe & Sound: Putting Information Security on Top

Flavia Asandei Jan 31, 2023 Career & Life

2023 started with new and exciting projects for all of us at LucaNet, and we are looking forward to another excellent year together. A key player in our journey to success is Daniel Dragas, our Information and Security Officer.  

Hi Daniel! Thank you for taking the time to sit with me for a chat. Tell me, when did you join LucaNet and what is your role here?  

I joined LucaNet in August 2019. I am a certified Information Security Officer, and I am developing the Information and Cybersecurity Strategy for the company. I am also in charge of the Auditing which comes along regarding the ISO/IEC 27001 certification that LucaNet is holding. 

What does a typical day at work look like for you? 

I try to structure my day along the projects I am currently working on. However, it is necessary to take 30 minutes in the morning to read about the current Cybersecurity News, Vulnerabilities, Breaches and what is happening in the field. I like to "eat the frog", so I start with the difficult and time-consuming tasks first to advance the projects we are working on.  

On busy days I have meetings with stakeholders to align on current topics, and on less busy days I work on risk assessments, internal and external auditing, and I also find time to help my colleagues when particular security questions arise. 

What is particularly exciting about your projects now? 

I am really blessed to be able to see how we as a team evolve, how the cyber program evolves. It’s exciting that we work in a fast-paced environment and that we constantly need to change, improve, and focus on the things that matter most, protecting LucaNet information, employees, customers, and partners. 
The projects that we are working on are confidential. I could tell you, but then I would have to use my superpowers to make you forget.

I would also like to get to know you a bit more, so I prepared a fun question: If you had to delete all but three apps from your phone, which would you keep?  

Thats an easy one! 1. Spotify to keep me entertained. 2. Telegram so that I can stay in touch with people and 3. my Calendar app... I like a structured day. 

What are the three things that you believe characterize LucaNet and that you would love to still see in five years? 

1. We are still helping our customers to simplify their work! 
2. We are still working as a team to achieve our mission and come closer to our vision. 
3. We always aim for excellence in our daily activities. 

Thank you for allowing me to take a glimpse into your daily work! I have one last question for you: Do you have any tips for potential candidates? 

I would like to answer this with a quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard” - Tim Notke. So, tell us what value you bring to the table instead of what you have done in the past. We are looking for a future together! 

Last updated: Jan 31, 2023