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Helder Machado

President/CEO of Machado Consulting

Cyber-Attacks Can Happen, But They Don’t Have to Happen to You

According to the 2019 Ponemon Institute’s Global State of SMB Cybersecurity report, 76 percent of respondents in the US said their companies had a cyberattack in the past year. Out of those incidents, did you know that the top methods of attack weren’t a stolen device or a cracked password?  They were the result of phishing campaigns, web-based attacks and general malware.  In plain terms, sneaky emails that look authentic, legitimate yet compromised websites and planned broad scale malignant software were the causes of most cyberattacks.

Don’t get scared, get prepared.

As a business owner, you know that you must have strong passwords, (remember this meme?)  and that you need to lock your computer when you walk away from your desk.  But how does a small to mid-sized business (SMB) owner defend against ever evolving phishing and web-based attacks?

 What can I do?

Talk to us, at Machado Consulting. We’ll listen to your concerns, ask about your current cyber protection and discuss our enterprise level security plan offered at a “small business” price point.

We provide a suite of advanced, defense in depth coverage, designed to stop active threats before they cause damage. And while it’s important to know how we’re protecting your business, we’re even more proud of WHO is protecting your data, your company and your reputation.

Our company is led and driven by our CEO/CISO, Helder Machado. Helder is a Lt. Colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO/G6) for the MA-ARNG.  Helder holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Fitchburg State. He’s earned a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, a top-level certification within the information security industry.


Machado Protect is a next generation cybersecurity defense plan that safeguards your IT environment from every angle while remaining affordable for the small/mid-sized business. Let our team shield your IT environment from internal and external threats, reduce your risk, and offer peace of mind. Call us at (508) 453-4700 to start a conversation, or send an email.

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