My annual mandatory block leave has ended. It’s a 5-day period where we are not allowed to use office laptop and corporate phone as part of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) requirement. Basically, it is to make sure that the company will still run well without you. Obviously nothing will happen without me but my leave happens when Log4J vulnerability is announced so that means I missed most of the initial action from the vulnerability. There’s still work to be done with regards to it and I’m excited to join in the action next week.
I guess that’s what it means to be working in the field of Cyber Security. Excitement always happens at the end of the year – or close to it.