As the leader of your organization, you have plenty on your plate. I don't have to tell you that. But here's something you may not know: when (not if) your organization gets hit with ransomware or other forms of cybercrime, it is your head on the chopping block. A recent survey states that the CEO is the primary individual held responsible when cyberattacks hit the organization. Other executives and administrators are held liable as well.

As a fellow CEO, this is not good news for any of us. But this is also one area that I can help. For free (no charge to existing clients, otherwise a small setup fee may apply).

In its simplest form, cybersecurity is a two-pronged discipline. First is the technical side. Unless (unlike the rest of us) you have nothing with which to fill your 15-hour work day, hire a competent security-focused IT firm or internal IT staff to handle this one. But do your homework, because again, the wrong choice may come back to bite you.

The second side of cybersecurity is absolutely critical. Yet, somehow, it is almost always overlooked. The single-biggest security threat to your organization is human error. In fact roughly 95% of all data breaches are caused by human error. I cannot emphasize this enough. Poorly trained staff will undo the tightest network security money can buy. The problem is that most of us don't have a budget for security training. Let me help you with that!

Master Computing is introducing a new online security training academy, and we're offering it to our clients free of charge. If you are not yet a client of ours, we may have to charge a small setup fee to cover the front-end labor involved in setting up your organization on our portal, but there are no ongoing costs. Zero.

Here is a brief list of some of the topics we cover:

  • What is PII?
  • Internal and external threats
  • Phishing scams
  • Phone scams
  • Passwords
  • Wi-Fi dangers
  • Physical protection of your devices
  • BYOD dangers

For more information, please visit our new online academy at