Sophos staff win Movember contest while raising money for prostate cancer research

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Peter Gale from Team MophosFor the unfamiliar, Movember (The month formerly known as November) is a moustache-growing charity event, held each November, that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

The Mo Bros and Mo Sistas of Sophos Vancouver formed a team this year, Team Mophos, on the international Movember website to see how much money we could collectively raise as an office.

How'd we do? Well, 25 individuals participated from the Vancouver office alone, raising more than $6000 Canadian for charity (It's not too late! Click Team Mophos above to contribute).

In major cities, Movember also coordinates some celebrations and contests at the end of the month and Vancouver was no exception.

Onur Komili from Team Mophos

There are all kinds of different contests and awards for the best and most creative mustachioed faces.

Peter Gale, Product Development Manager, and Onur Komili, Sr. Web Threat Researcher in SophosLabs, decided to enter the best costume contest as the legendary 1990's wrestling team The Legion of Doom.

Considerable effort was put into the outfits and makeup to create just the right amount of menace, respect and of course an opportunity to show off the stache.

Team Mophos Legion of Doom

I am proud to announce they were selected by the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas at the Vancouver Gala Parté as best Team Mo Bro, and Onur won the award for Man of Movember.

Congratulations, guys. Aside from the fun we all had we were able to raise a tidy sum of money for a good cause.

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3 Responses to Sophos staff win Movember contest while raising money for prostate cancer research

  1. Nigel · 505 days ago

    Jeez...those guys blur the line between fantasy and reality. One can only hope they had the opportunity to meet with clients or other non-Mophos personnel while so attired. I'd have loved to see that.

    • Onur Komili · 505 days ago

      We definitely got out in public :) We attended the official Vancouver gala and made several stops along the way at local bars and restaurants. Definitely got some attention!

  2. jessi slaughter · 505 days ago

    not only the legion of doom, but also the IT Vigilante made a comeback!

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Chester Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada. He provides advice and insight into the latest threats for security and IT professionals with the goal of providing clear guidance on complex topics. You can follow Chester on Twitter as @chetwisniewski, on App.net as Chester, Chester Wisniewski on Google Plus or send him an email at chesterw@sophos.com.