Meet our founder, Nicholas Barraco
My fascination with IT began when I was eight years old, when I decided to take apart my first computer.
I studied a variety of IT components during high school, and completed my first certification, CompTIA A+, before graduating. I went on to earn nine more certifications.
After working at the Help Desk at Sieman’s Small Business Division, I knew I could help more clients by starting my own business.
My Dad opened a pizzeria in Cape Coral; and I built the restaurant’s computer system. But when the restaurant started accepting credit cards, I discovered my passion. There’s a high-level of risk when handling customers’ private information. So I needed to ensure the business was PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Standard) compliant.
Since then, my goal has been to help other small-to-medium businesses protect their computer systems from cyber attacks. I provide “ethical hacking” (A Free Hacker-Proof Site Assessment) for my clients. I’m literally trying to break into their business network. After compiling a report, I show the client their system’s weaknesses. Customers are shocked and angry when they see the results.
That’s where I come in. I know what it takes to build a state-of-the-art infrastructure, so that it’s secure, and done right. It takes a lot of stress off my clients’ shoulders, knowing their information is safe from a data breach.
I’m proud of my extensive education and hands-on approach. These enable me to provide my customers with state-of-the-art infrastructure that they know is following industry-specific best practices.