We continue our discussion with Nate Sheen and get into security assessments, testing, and other good things to do. These are the ways you can determine where vulnerabilities are and how to secure your systems and organization. The idea and cost of an assessment may seem too much for your organization. However, the ROI is substantial. It is that old idea of the value of peace of mind.

Security Assessments As A Proactive Move

No one wants to find out where they have allowed holes for hackers after the fact. That is where security assessments come in. They point out known weaknesses and gaps in our security. While these can be technical issues, Nate also talks about how a hacking organization can use non-technical means to get into secure systems. It is not just code and firewalls. We also need to be aware of a human factor to security.

A Little Background

Nate grew up in a closed community; his first friends were his siblings. He launched his first business not knowing anyone in the community. At 19, running his 2nd business, he started understanding how the business worked. While he had the nuts and bolts, he had no sales or networking experience. Nate spent his early 20s’ building a vast network in person and online. When he launched his 3rd company, which he owns today, he successfully built a solid corporation.

Nate has worked through mental health issues with his struggles with Depression and suicide. Further, he has dealt with financial trials that allow him to have a firm grasp on how to keep on going.

Learn More about Nate at Trustastoria.com

His Story

Nate is the President and Owner of Astoria, founded in 2015. Astoria is an Ohio-based Cyber-Security Agency. Nate has discovered through managing cyber-security, there is a mental health aspect. The health of individuals and businesses is linked to Cyber-Security.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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