Erik is Founder and President of Helion Technologies. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), he has a unique combination of technical skill, cybersecurity knowledge, and more than two decades of experience working exclusively with automobile and heavy truck dealers. Erik’s expertise has enabled him to build the nation’s largest dealer-focused managed IT services organization and to become a regular speaker at industry events, 20 group meetings, and regional dealer association conferences. Today, Helion supports more than 700 dealerships and the more than 30,000 individuals they employ. Erik also serves as an expert resource for industry publications and recently launched a podcast called “Helion Bite-Size.”
The Launch |Tell me how Helion was started?
Milestones & Infection Points | Talk about some of the key inflection points and major milestones for the business since it started.
Services | What are the key services? cybersecurity, infrastructure monitoring, security awareness training
Auto Dealers and Cyber Attacks | Are auto dealers being targeted by cybercriminals? Example – Arrigo Automotive Group. Are they vulnerable to social engineering attacks?
Regulation |How is the regulatory environment impacting your clients? Ie. California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Ransomware | What is the state of ransomware? Why is it growing so rapidly? What should a business do to mitigate the risk of a ransomware attack?
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Helion is the country’s largest managed IT service provider focusing exclusively on the unique needs of auto and heavy truck dealers. With more than 20 years of expertise, Helion provides it’s clients with the peace of mind that their technology infrastructure is always optimized to meet their business objectives and keep their data, systems, and finances secure. Helion supports the needs of more than 700 dealers and the more than 30,000 individuals they employ.
It’s Helion’s size and deep understanding of the business of selling and servicing cars and trucks that makes it possible for Helion to consistently deliver reliable, scalable and knowledgeable IT services.
Helion consists of teams of trained and certified professionals with expertise in cybersecurity, networking, telephony, system monitoring, patch management and service desk. Helion’s team of professionals can serve all of a dealer’s IT needs or work in conjunction with a dealer’s internal IT team to fill gaps in the internal teams level of expertise and/or their available bandwidth.
Recent press releases:
Helion Ranked on Channel Futures MSP 501—Tech Industry’s Most Prestigious List of Global Managed Service Providers
Helion Technologies Named to ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs: 2020 Edition
Helion Technologies Expands Dallas Operations, Moves into New Facility
Helion Technologies Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers
Erik Nachbahr Interviewed for Automotive News