Sam Ashford

Sam Ashford

I’m the Security Analyst for Synergy-UK. I help protect the company and its customers from hackers, viruses and malware.

I have over 20 years of experience in IT. And over five years in IT Security, it’s still a challenge to stay one step ahead. One thing that I enjoy about the IT industry is its fast pace. It’s constantly changing, and there is always something new to learn. I’m a certified Microsoft Professional with an AVCE in ICT completed at Sheffield College. I completed my IT security training with EC-Council. I currently hold Network Defence, Penetration Testing and Security Analyst qualifications. The second role I play at the company is training. With my expertise and knowledge, I’m always happy to train other staff members in specific areas when required. In my spare time, I enjoy fine food and keeping fit.

My Qualifications:

  • Sheffield College – AVCE Information and Communication Technology
  • EC Council – Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • EC Council – Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • EC Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • EC Council – Ethical Hacking Core Skills (EHCS)
  • EC Council – Advanced Penetration Testing (LPT)
  • Microsoft – 98-366 Networking Fundamentals
  • Sheffield College – City & Guilds Electrical Installation 2330

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“Trust is a serious problem, we have to get to a new level of transparency – only through radical transparency will we get to radical new levels of trust.” – Marc R. Benioff, CEO of SalesForce

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Mandy Sargent

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Karen Andrews

Financial Director

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Karl Ashford

Managing Director

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Owen Whiteman

Junior IT Technician

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Steven Reid

Senior IT Technician

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Keith Bingham

IT Manager

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We are very happy with the IT Support service we receive from Synergy. Their team is highly professional and friendly and their support and maintenance contract works extremely well for us as an organisation. Our staff are not here to resolve IT issues and Synergy give us the freedom to get on with what we’re good at! Knowing that Synergy are on the end of the phone makes our job a lot easier.

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We recently moved into new office’s and needed a reliable phone system installing as soon as possible. From initial contact with Synergy, outlining our requirements up to an installed & operating service was less than one week. The installation went smoothly and it appears to be working very well. Many thanks to Synergy, we have been impressed by the quick turnaround and level of service provided.

Robert Eaton

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Our business is dependent on reliable internet connectivity. The connection we had with our previous provider was not reliable enough to suit our business needs. We found a local business called Synergy Networks, who were offering resilient wireless connectivity. We made the switch and have now found the new system to be more reliable and quicker than the old system. Good decision to change.

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