WELCOME TO THE MAINNERVE BLOG
The MainNerve Blog is all about presenting timely and important information in the areas of Cyber Security, HIPAA, PCI Compliance, and others as relating to Cybersecurity, Defense and Protection. The primary writer for the MainNerve Blog is Bruce Parkman, CEO of MainNerve and nationally known Cybersecurity expert. The MainNerve Blog also offers articles and posts by guest writers and experts from many disciplines relating to the Cybersecurity world.
MainNerve is a leading provider of Managed Security Services, Cybersecurity Services, HIPAA and PCI Compliance Services, Training and Incident Response Services to Commercial Businesses, Defense and Government Organizations, Health Services Companies and Practices, among others. Leveraging years of experience in training, security, and global asset protection, MainNerve is at the forefront of providing Cybersecurity Solutions and Compliance Solutions.
Meet Bruce Parkman, CEO of MainNerve
Bruce Parkman is the Chief Executive Officer of MainNerve, a provider of end-to-end Defense Grade™ cyber security services to the Small and Midsize Business markets to heighten their cyber security posture while ensuring compliance with government cyber security requirements.
Mr. Parkman entered the Army in 1980 and spent 21 years in the service, including 18 years as a Green Beret serving in a variety of assignments in 7th and 10th Special Forces Groups and with the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School before retiring as a Sergeant Major in May of 2001. During this time he traveled to numerous countries in Europe and Latin America serving in the El Salvadoran conflict as a Combat Advisor from 1990 to 1991 and leading the first Special Operations Command and Control Element (SOCCE) into Kosovo to support Operation JOINT GUARD in 1999.
After retirement and post 9-11, he deployed overseas as a technician in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and used his experience as a defense contractor to start NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. with his business partner. Since 2001, his leadership and guidance enabled the company to become the industry standard in the provision of services to government and commercial clients including technical and tactical training, cyber security services and aviation support. Under Mr. Parkman, NEK expanded to a $150M Group of companies with a worldwide presence in the U.S., U.A.E, Europe and Australia.
In 2012, NEK divested its tactical training Portfolio and Mr. Parkman retained the Intelligence, Cyber and International training portfolios, renaming it The Macalan Group (TMG). With the acquisition of MainNerve, a cyber security company, he now provides critical expertise, services and products to the Small and Mid-Size Business (SMB) Markets as well as the Department of Defense. As one of the only end-to-end Cyber Security Providers…
‘Tis the season of holiday scams! It’s a sad reality, really… that every year crooks take advantage of the holiday season—using fake websites, emails, and other nasty tricks of their unsavory trade to steal your personal information. And with more and more holiday shopping being conducted online, the Cybersecurity Grinches are finding more and more ways to take advantage of this new-found shopping convenience. Don’t get caught with your pants around your ankles this holiday season! The following are some things to look out for as you shop around for “presentos” this year. The Pop-up Loser. Dangerous links, phony holiday contests, and bogus gift cards designed to steal your personal information is always rife during the festive season. Tip: If a deal or advertisement looks too good to be true, it most likely is. Seriously, don’t click links, go straight to the retailer’s site. Cold-Hearted Charities. Watch out for fake charities that could reach you via email… or ones that…