Thursday, August 13, 2015

Amazon S3 Hiccups

Amazon has been having some issues with their S3 service. None have affected access to the back-end NRS servers which are hosted at Rackspace, but the information web pages may go offline when problems occur with S3. For information on how to directly log into NRS without going via the front page, please use e-mail to contact support at

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rackspace DNS Issues Affecting Access

Rackspace is having DNS issues which is affecting access to the NRS-Online servers. A notice on the homepage will remain until the issue is resolved. For real-time info on the situation at Rackspace, visit their Twitter account

Thursday, April 10, 2014

OpenSSL Heartbleed/Heartbeat Security Issue

None of the servers hosting the NRS or KRF backends were affected by the OpenSSL bug. As such, users do not have to change passwords.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mail servers getting an update. Registrations by e-mail to the standard address may bounce for a few hours. Registrations may be sent to support at sevik period com for the time being.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

An extensive backup and mirroring of online data will take place starting at SAT AUG 18 1:00am PST. Then server software will be updated. Access may be limited for approximately one to two hours from the start time.

We are preparing to move to a new system that has taken a considerable amount of time to develop. More news will come shortly.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NRS-ONLINE Servers being rebooted

Rackspace is migrating numerous servers as part of an upgrade so we are rebooting all of our servers now before the deadline for migrating.

Access to NRS and Sevik systems will be interrupted during the period 3:00am - 3:15am PST MAR 13 2012.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

For those involved in the finance industry and are considering gaining some international experience, please investigate the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK). In addition to an expanding international presence (Europe and Asia, in particular), the Institute also offers great networking opportunities, continuing professional development courses and a suite of exams that one can use to earn qualifications.