Picture: Paul Marchese, founder and president of Marchese Computer systems, has written his first e-book, “Enterprise Proprietor’s Information to Cyber Safety.”
A Batavia businessman with a ardour for computer systems since he was in highschool has written his first e-book.
Paul Marchese, founder and president of Marchese Computer systems on Ellicott Avenue, is writer of the lately launched “Enterprise House owners Information to Cyber Safety.” His objective is to maintain shoppers secure from the rising and complex hackers of at present.
Marchese was at a peer-training seminar a couple of 12 months in the past the place they talked about what issues they might do of their business to assist shoppers.
“Somebody stated that they had written a e-book, and that obtained me pondering,” Marchese stated. “I made a decision to share my years of data and experience to assist individuals perceive what cybersecurity is and methods to shield themselves from the cyber unhealthy guys on this world.”
He stated at present’s hackers usually are not the 14-year-olds within the basement any extra.
“I take into account them worse than the Chicago mob,” Marchese stated. “Hackers are getting extra clever on daily basis.”
Marchese was born and raised in Batavia. His favourite topics had been all the time math and science. Whereas a senior at Batavia Excessive College, he and a number of other pals spent a superb a part of the 12 months creating a program to compile info and rank college students. The college was paying a full-time particular person $30,000 a 12 months to do this, he stated. This system he and his pals developed took half a day to enter the information and minutes to print out the rankings.
“At the moment, the know-how in our highschool was a teletype machine related to Wayne/Fingerlakes BOCES,” Marchese stated.
In his senior 12 months, he was pulled out of sophistication to accompany faculty personnel to the Apple retailer in Rochester to assist them select what laptop program to buy. He additionally taught computer systems to college students within the Excel Program throughout examine corridor.
Marchese graduated from Batavia Excessive College in 1982 and entered the College of Rochester to review Chemical Engineering. Half means by means of, he switched majors, getting a level within the faculty’s first Pc Science program.
Marchese had began his firm in 1981 at age 17 and ran it half time whereas he completed faculty and faculty.
“I quickly realized it was in my finest curiosity to do that full time,” he stated. “I’m blessed I obtained into it at first stage. I’ve been within the enterprise longer than anybody else within the space.”
Marchese Computer systems is now one of many oldest full-service laptop shops in Western New York, having grown to seven workers. Within the late Nineteen Nineties, early 2000s, Marchese Computer systems supplied E-Z Web dial-up to nearly 30,000 subscribers, making it the most important such supplier in Western New York.
He helped pioneer the present voice-over IP (Web Protocol) system, and did beta testing with Multi Tech. Right now, Marchese Computer systems provides a collection of merchandise, comparable to telecommunication, web, cellphone programs and set up of New York State approved alarm programs, video safety programs and fireplace safety alarms.
“My objective as an organization is to take away the burden of IT (Data Know-how) from a enterprise individual’s plate to allow them to think about rising their enterprise and higher serving their clients. That’s what has pushed me for 39 years. I’m all the time in search of higher know-how that higher serves our shoppers.”
Writing his e-book is one other step towards that objective.
His e-book addresses why enterprise homeowners can’t ignore cybercrime and why a selected enterprise stands out as the goal of a cybercriminal. He explains how a cybercriminal can assault one’s community with out the enterprise proprietor or worker even clicking on a web site. Then he explains what to do to guard a enterprise’s community and methods to stop identification theft.
One other chapter discusses staying safe whereas working from residence, which many individuals have been pressured to do in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I attempted to make the e-book as well-rounded as potential,” Marchese stated.
Copies can be found at his retailer at 200 Ellicott St. or on his web site at www.mcpinc.com.
“What makes me pleased with my alternative of profession is I’m in an business which modifications on daily basis,” Marchese stated. “There’s not a day goes by that I don’t be taught one thing.”
Picture by Virginia Kropf.