Brad Ruben is the President of Archway Computer, an IT service provider that explicitly markets to insurance agencies. They offer services that streamline and automate your agency’s everyday tasks and provide solutions against cybersecurity threats. Brad has over 30 years of experience in insurance computer technology and has developed a new approach to preventive maintenance called Managed Services.
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Brad joins us today to discuss how his passion for computer programming began and the role of IT in various mergers & acquisitions transactions. He describes the common pitfalls of agencies regarding cybersecurity and why he views passwords as an archaic means of protection. He explains what Managed Services is and how it’s different from a simple preventive maintenance program. Brad also discusses the services they offer and what their free IT assessment displays for the clients.
What you’ll learn:
- Brad’s early days and why he’s lucky his best friend’s father wasn’t a doctor
- Brad’s passion for computers and programming and how it started
- Brad’s role in mergers & acquisitions and some of its challenges
- The services Brad renders to clients
- Defining the terms ‘Patch Tuesday’ and ‘Exploit Wednesday’
- Managed services and how they benefit insurance agencies
- The common cyber vulnerabilities of agencies
- Why Brad looks forward to the day we no longer use passwords
- The advantage of storing your programs and data in the cloud
- Can using Archway services increase computer costs?
- What Archway Computer’s IT assessment service shows their clients
- Cybercrime is a huge issue, six times greater than all the drug cartels in the world.
- One of the biggest attack vectors today is Office 365.