ASI CEO Scott Bidwell Tackles Cyber Security at NAID 2018

NAID Conference Attendees to Learn How to Protect Their Businesses from Cyber Attack

On April 14th, ASI President/CEO Scott Bidwell is set to share his presentation highlighting the threats presented by cyber attacks with attendees of the NAID 2018 Annual Conference & Expo coming to Nashville, Tennessee April 13-15, 2018. Bidwell’s session entitled “Don’t Be Held Hostage” will address:

  • How does a business fall victim to cyber attack?
  • You’re the victim of a cyber attack. Now what?
  • Steps your company can take today to protect against cyber-attack.

“Regardless of company size, without protection against cyber attack, it isn’t a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ your business will be held hostage,” says Bidwell. “Attendees of this presentation will learn what to watch for and how to protect against a cyber attack that could shut down their businesses temporarily – or for good.”

The NAID Annual Conference & Expo attracts the largest concentration of secure data destruction professionals worldwide. It features high-level educational presentations delivered by business and industry leaders and boasts the industry’s largest trade exhibition where conference attendees can access vendors providing the latest shred industry and medical waste technology and solutions.

With nearly 30 years of experience, Bidwell is an integral part of ASI’s growth and success, taking ASI from an in-house solution to a leading provider of RIM software solutions for companies around the globe. Bidwell continues to build upon the company’s legacy of growth through client collaboration and partnership. This includes being an active member of industry associations such as NAID.

What’s the difference between a partner and a vendor and why should it matter?

Being an active partner – working side-by-side with our clients – to grow their businesses is a cornerstone of Andrews Software Inc.’s commitment to our customers. Nothing demonstrates this better than our most recent partnership initiative.

Longtime ASI customer CH Coakley had an opportunity to secure a major US-based financial services company. To do so, would require a custom integration between the CH Coakley/ASI operating system and the client’s Infolinx enterprise content management system. Far from working at arm’s length to “assist” President/CEO Mike Coakley and his team, we rolled up our sleeves, pulled our chairs up to the table and through the collaborative efforts of all parties, helped secure the business.

When I say “partner” vs. “vendor” what do I mean? Why should it matter to you?

Primarily, I’m speaking to the fact that a vendor supplies a product or service to a client. A partner, on the other hand, becomes an extension of the client’s business. It matters because a partner assists the client in developing opportunities by contributing substantial knowledge, expertise and resources as needed. Their product/service is but one component of a much broader/deeper relationship. Check out the ASI website for other examples of how ASI works with clients to grow their businesses.

I’m not saying other software companies aren’t working closely with their clients. I’m sure they do. What I am saying is that being a partner with our clients is in the DNA of ASI. It’s a key contributor to our growth and to the growth of our clients. When business opportunities such as CH Coakley’s knock on your door, know that the ASI team is working beside you.