Highest-grade secure custom information technology services and consulting for select clients. In short, IT consulting for VIPs.
Information technology (IT) is mostly computer
networking. (Cyber is a prefix meaning IT, so for example, IT
security is also known as cybersecurity.) Computer includes
supercomputers, desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, etc.
There has been a "convergence" and all of these devices now
communicate -- their most important function -- over the same
networks, particularly the Internet.
Thus, being an IT expert, of the highest grade, means
being a networking expert, which I, Dr. Duane Thresher, am by
far; see my Credentials page and what
constitutes acceptable IT
qualifications. The most important IT qualification is an
IT education, since experience without foundational education
is meaningless; having worked unqualified for years is not
itself a qualification, just a condemnation of the
employer. Would you trust your life to a doctor or a lawyer
with no medical or legal education?
Always demand from any IT company the IT qualifications of
whoever is actually doing the IT work. I do all the actual IT
work for Apscitu Inc. Our mission is to stop IT incompetence.
Apscitu Inc. is the only IT services and consulting firm that
fearlessly lists our competitors on our website -- see
IT Incompetents Hall of Shame.
Security has become the most important aspect of IT
(cybersecurity). Being able to do your banking on your
smartphone, for example, is just stupid if it means your money
may be stolen.
IT solutions for the masses, particularly for security, are
often not the best for the individual, particularly VIPs.
Security is in the details and the details differ for
individuals (one size does not fit all). Everyone can use the
most secure encryption there is (RSA) but if you mess up the
details at either end, like leaving the encryption password
exposed, the encryption is worthless (see How
Twitter Made a Hash of Passwords). If you want the best
it has to be custom work.
We provide IT services, like setting up secure email,
and IT consulting, with expertise on all aspects of IT.
Additionally, I write articles (and do the artwork) and speak
on all aspects of IT; see Apscitu's
Expert IT News for
Select clients means those who need us the most and
need the best, i.e., VIPs. They are the biggest hacker
targets and have the most to lose (like her or not, if Hillary
Clinton had hired us, she would not have lost the
presidency over email). Apscitu's mission is to stop IT incompetence
to the highest levels of government and business, including
Additionally, we only accept non-criminal U.S. clients. In
IT, working for or working as a foreigner makes one suspect,
especially when it comes to security; it makes one IT
Unlike many providing IT services and consulting to
U.S. government and business, Apscitu Inc. is a
U.S. corporation and I am a U.S. citizen, born in the U.S.A.
I was born on an Air Force ICBM base during the Cold War while
my father, an Air Force officer, was manning a missile silo
(plus a couple of years ago my wife, daughter, and I lived
among active silos in Montana), and I was raised on Air Force
bases throughout the U.S. and the world. While I was at MIT I
did some mathematical modeling of nuclear war scenarios with
Russia. My years of work with U.S. Government supercomputers
at NASA and ARSC, a Department of Defense facility, required
clearance. My brother, a former police officer, is an ICE
agent for the Department of Homeland Security.
Being the highest-grade IT expert means years of expensive
education at top universities and then years of
experience. And all custom work is expensive.
To start discussing what Apscitu Inc. can do for you,
initially contact me at Dr.Duane.Thresher@alum.MIT.edu
Edu email addresses provide authentication -- I am an MIT and
Columbia alum -- since who can get a .edu domain is
restricted. In any case, do NOT send any sensitive
information until Apscitu sets you up with secure
communications, which is one of our services.
If you would like to speak to me, which is also a good
authentication measure, email me for my phone
number (not publicizing your phone number is a good
security measure). Note though, that talking on the phone,
cell or landline, is not secure and making it secure is harder
than making email secure.
Similarly, if you would like to snail mail me, email me for my
address. Snail mailing is the most secure, but slowest,