Q&A With a COUPLE of GURUS

Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer
Aviva Zacks Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.

a COUPLE of GURUS: In 2002, Keith Schoolcraft conceived a brilliant idea for a fun company that would succeed in becoming a COUPLE of GURUS. In the beginning, we only focused on infrastructure projects which then led to us managing the technology we implemented. That soon led us to become a managed service provider (MSP) which over time led to our customers asking us to manage their security as well. We now consider ourselves to be a Managed Security Manage Service Provider (MSMSP).

SD: What is the main service your company offers?

aCoG: We offer Managed Security and Managed Services to our Medical Device Manufactures. For our DoD (Department of Defense) Manufactures and their subcontract manufacturers, we provide CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) readiness and security solutions to meet their contractual obligations.

SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?

aCoG: We became the first MSMSP CMMC-RPO in our state. Our focus has always been to design technology stacks to where the customer is heading to meet their future needs instead of only designing to meet their short-term needs.

SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?

aCoG: The worst cyberthreat is inaction. The second worst is thinking you are done if you have taken action.  Clearly today everything from ransomware to wire and bank fraud is occurring.  We need to be continually blocking and tackling because the other side is relentless.  We need to be continually evaluating and strengthening our security postures.

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Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks
Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

About the Author

Aviva Zacks is a content manager, writer, editor, and really good baker. When she's not working, she enjoys reading on her porch swing with a cup of decaf.