As one of the principal partners at Lieberman Technologies, Pat Heck oversees technical operations as well as directly managing the application development group. Prior to joining Lieberman, Pat served as the General Manager for Norlight, Inc., a $50 million telecommunications and technology company that was acquired by Windstream in 2010. He also served in a variety of roles for Q-Comm Corporation, the parent company of Norlight, before taking over the management of Norlight following Q-Comm’s acquisition in 2007.
Pat is best known as the person who first brought Internet service to the tri-state. In 1994, he founded World Connection Services/Evansville Online, 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
Someone that looks like you on Facebook might be asking your friends to be friends again. It’s not hacked, but it is trouble if you don’t catch it.
We’ve written about Cryptowall ransomware before on a couple of occasions (A Ransomware Survival Story; Ransomware Recovery – Be Ready in Advance). Ransomware isn’t new, but it continues to evolve – and that isn’t a good thing. And just in case you’re still not sure what ransomware does…it’s malicious software that renders your files unusable until you pay a ransom. It does
We’ve arrived at the cusp of another new year, and just like everyone else, we’d be remiss if we didn’t spend a little time looking back. In 2015, Lieberman Technologies talked about a lot of different subjects here on our blog, but probably none as important as the issues facing tech security. There are so many ways information can be compromised, both
I think most of us agree that we all have great potential…maybe even unlimited potential…to do great things. I also think that all of us would agree that there are a very limited number of minutes each day that we have and they cannot be retrieved once they are gone. The older I get the more I think about these things. I
It has been more than a year since I strongly encouraged you to start using a Password Manager to make better passwords. I feel sure that only a few of you have taken me up on this suggestion, and I still strongly believe you need to do that. If you aren’t one of them, please go back and read that article. There are,
I want you to think about how you share files with others. If you answered “with email attachments,” let me say this: STOP. Now, I realize that when it comes to sharing files with others, no method is more convenient than attaching a file to an email. We don’t even think about it. Every single day someone shares something with me by
With all of the technology available to use today, there is one piece of office equipment still in use in most offices – the fax machine. Fax machines rose in popularity in the 1980s and quickly became a gold standard for the electronic transmission of documents. Because faxes traveled over physical phone lines via a dedicated connection, the legal and medical fields
Now that most schools and universities are back in session, it’s likely you’re seeing new and different communications coming through your email. If you’re a parent, you may be seeing emails from your child’s teachers. If you’re a student, you may be asked to sign up for class notifications or school emails. And if you’re a teacher, you’ll likely be getting emails
In a metro area like the Tri-State, there always seems to be something going on. The big events you’re likely well aware of – from the Shriner’s Fest to the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, the defining events of our city are firmly entrenched and well-advertised. But what about other events that may not have an advertising budget? Or smaller, day-to-day
As a tech company, we talk a lot about security issues, both internally and in discussions with our customers. The businesses we work with rely on us to give them solid guidance and to provide tech solutions that are reliable and secure. While no piece of software and no digital business system is 100% hacker-proof, I like to think that we do