BREAKING NEWS

Stephen Mazza Joins BMF as Partner!

BMF welcomes with pride and purpose, our newest partner and member of the firm, Stephen Mazza!

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Bryan M. Smith

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3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.762.9785
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With 20 years of Information Technology (IT) support and leadership experience, Bryan focuses on operations, strategy, process and efficiency improvements. He has a proven track record of leading IT professionals and organizations by building relationships through collaboration. Bryan is adept at communicating with all constituents across all levels in an organization and prides himself on delivering innovative solutions that resolve complex IT and organizational problems.

Bryan has a broad range of skills and experience, supporting key information systems and leading teams from Fortune 500 companies to large and small organizations across the public and private sectors. His experience aids in effectively assessing an organization’s network and security posture to identify gaps and recommend remediation plans.

Bryan is an active participant in the Information Systems (IS) and IT communities and consults and advises with customers and organizations on IT operations management, information security and solutions to IT issues.

Specializations

  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics & Data Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
  • IT Operations & Support Management
  • IT Strategy & Innovation
  • Microsoft Windows Server and Network Architecture
  • Risk Management, Intrusion Detection & Mitigation
  • Security and Patch Management
  • Vendor and Relationship Management
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization

Education

  • University of Phoenix, IT/Information Security

Certifications

  • CompTIA Security+

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

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  • Strategic
  • Competition
  • Significance
  • Ideation
  • Futuristic

Cybersecurity Risk & Threats are a Construction Concern

When we think of cybersecurity, we don’t instantly think of the construction industry as a significant target. However, similar to the industries that immediately come to mind like retail and financial services, the construction industry is actually more vulnerable. Read More >>

Are Your Company Credentials for Sale?

Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this —and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the. Read More >>

5 Ways to Increase Conference Call Security in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 rapidly changed everything. Many of us are now working remotely instead of heading into the office and we’re connecting with more than just work colleagues in new ways due to social distancing guidelines. Because of this shift from. Read More >>

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