Offering over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Mr. Dan Struthers is the Founder and CEO of HardSoft Systems Ltd (HSL). He has worked his way up through the industry and actually started HSL while attending Waterloo University in 1984.
While at Waterloo University Dan started producing communications gear for 1st generation personal computers. HSL became a full time operation for Dan in 1994 in time for the rise of the Internet.
Dan expanded HSL into 3 divisions; an Internet Division; a computer training division; and a break / fix division. This allowed Dan to serve consumers that needed access to the internet; training for users that used Microsoft products, and support to GTA business owners.
Dan has applied his IT expertise and project management skills while working at high profile companies such as IBM, Babcock, Wilcox, Radio Shack and the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.
Dan has numerous industry certifications such as Comptia A+, Security+, Network+, Linux+
Microsoft SQL. He is a long time and active member of ASCII Group, which is oldest and largest independent IT community in the world, with over 1,300+ members across North America.
Dan has been around a long time and as such has a fundamental understanding of how the underlying technologies of networks and the internet are put together. Couple that with the security discipline of IBM and CompTIA Security+ training and he has an intimate and bottoms up understanding of the vulnerabilities of the whole computer / computer network/ internet ecosystem.
Add to this, Dan’s years of experience with computer security implementations in businesses across a wide spectrum of industries and you have a technology leader that can help you with preventing cyber attacks on your business.