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Upstate employee cybersecurity training firm receives funding

South Carolina Business Review
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Cybersecurity remains a big concern for most businesses which is why our next guest’s company has developed a system to help a company train its employees about IT safety. Their training method and its success resulted in SC Launch making a sizable investment into the company. Mike Switzer interviews Zach Eikenberry, CEO of Hook Security in Greenville, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.