Pat Heck

Pat Heck

Partner, Director of Development

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Prior to joining Lieberman, Pat served as the General Manager for Norlight, Inc, a $50 million communications and technology company. During his time at Norlight, Pat oversaw a $24 million turn-around, taking it from a company that was losing $1.8 million per month (on $4.5 million in revenue) to profitability in less than 20 months. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for Q-Comm Corporation, the parent company of Norlight.

Pat is best-known as the person who first brought Internet service to the tri-state when he started World Connection Services/Evansville Online in 1994, a company which was acquired by Q-Comm in 1998. He has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Evansville and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Evansville from 1991 to 1996.

Recent Articles by Pat

Heartbleed? OpenSSL? Is My Website at Risk?

I suspect that you may have seen a lot of news about Heartbleed, a significant bug impacting the security of many SSL transactions over the web. What is SSL? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and it is this protocol that protects the sending and receiving of information between your web browser and almost all websites where you’re doing banking, ecommerce or […] Continue Reading

Email Phishing Alert: “Invitation to connect on LinkedIn”

If you are a LinkedIn member, please be aware that Invitations to Connect may be phishing attempts. We’ve seen a few of these LinkedIn scams lately. Details of the LinkedIn phishing email scam The email appears to be from LinkedIn with a spoofed email address of member@linkedin.com The subject line is Invitation to connect on LinkedIn. The links embedded in the email do not […] Continue Reading

Password Managers – Making Sense of Too Many Logins

Quick: name all of your online accounts that require your input of a username and password. Are there more than five? More than ten? Twenty? It might surprise you to learn that the average Internet user has 26 online accounts, and yet uses an average of five passwords amongst all of them. For individuals between the ages of 25-34, the number of […] Continue Reading

10 Steps to Better Smartphone Security

Let’s face it: a smartphone really isn’t a phone. A smartphone is really a pocket-sized computer on which you can also make and receive calls. And aside from the calling function, your smartphone is just as vulnerable to security issues as your laptop – if not more so, because it’s so small and portable. Think about the many ways you use your […] Continue Reading

Four Things You Should Be Doing Online

Now that the new year is well underway, you’ve likely made and abandoned a few resolutions. But don’t give up on change entirely. Here are four resolutions for your online life for the new year: 1. Back Up Your Stuff If you’re not in the habit of regularly backing up your files, you’re asking for trouble. Consider what would happen if your computer suddenly […] Continue Reading

2-Step Verification – My Best Advice for Gmail Users

If a good portion of your personal life now takes place on the web, then I have a bold statement to make: your email account may be as important as your social security number. In fact, it may be more important. Your email account may very well be a master key for access to your credit card, bank accounts, and your favorite […] Continue Reading