Eric Nystrom joined MRA Associates as Director of Technology in November 2014. He has over 30 years of information technology, business consulting, and management experience, specializing in IT project and portfolio management, failing/struggling project analysis and turnarounds, merger and acquisition due diligence, and business integrations in the U.S. and internationally. He currently serves as a member of the MRA Associates Management Committee.
Prior to joining MRA Associates, Eric was President at Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.; Managing Partner with Enterprise Management Group; Chief IT Architect with Norwest Mortgage and later Wells Fargo; and EVP of IT with Software Corporation of America. Mr. Nystrom began his career at Northern Trust Company and Control Data Corporation (CDC).
Eric studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University and Information Systems Management at Drake University. He won CDC’s T.G. Kamp Technical Excellence Award and was the first software professional to win the award in CDC’s history.
The recent Equifax data breach that has been featured in the news this last week may impact many of us and should concern all. The breach has exposed names, addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and driver license numbers for most adult Americans. This data is now available to criminals worldwide via the “dark” side of the Internet.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in fraudulent and criminal attempts to access personal computers, e-mail logins, and financial accounts. The most recent widespread virus, called WannaCry, has received a significant amount of coverage in the news this week.