Too many ask the question to me, ‘are you certified?’

joined a local networking chapter of BNI to participate in their Givers Gain philosophy. (We have networked extensively via word of mouth since May 2009 and as of summer 2019, BNI is for the trades. IT security doesn’t fit with the BNI philosophy.) What we experienced at visiting multiple BNI chapters in Northeast Ohio was expected! We found financial services, IT, legal and many other businesses that focus on cleaning your office to companies that code programs for your office.

What was unexpected was the variation of IT security in each company. We have focused on internet security since our founding and watched our competitors share the same attention. And we agree that cyber security is lucrative since the early 2000s. We naturally ask what their company did 5, 10 or 20 years ago. To our astonishment, these companies started in managed services, hosting websites, running cable to network offices, small and large format printed materials or search engine optimization. Worse yet, we find law schools with classes focusing on cyber security.

We remember security breaches as far back as 1992 when a good friend was hacked. Yes, hacked in 1992! We have been in the IT security field for about 30 years, though Aronetics was born in May 2009 and our limited liability license is issued 2017.

In our estimation, experience trumps certifications. Not too many have raised the question to the hacker, ‘pardon me are you certified?’

Here’s our question – do you want someone who can consult with you on large format printing, whether to choose CAT5e or CAT6 cable or managed services to handle your IT security? Or do you want a security expert?

We’re not here to replace the IT staff in your organization like another competitor. We’re here to augment your staff if you have them and help them or become your IT staff as a remote or onsite consultant. From the director to analysts and programmers, we are ready to shore up your IT weaknesses and negate the eventuality of a hacking incident. If it can happen to Equifax, Sony, and Marriott it can happen to you.

We invite you to read these two articles: one from WSJ and the other from CIO.