John Ruffner – President

About John:

John’s journey into technology began when he took apart his first television set at eleven years old! This set off a life-long excitement for electronics and technology.

A powerful influence in John’s life was his Father. A entrepreneur, he taught John the powerful fundamentals of running your business focusing on metrics and operations. John gained his formal business and technical training at The Pennsylvania State University earning a Bachelor of science in accounting.

John started his extensive 30-year career in transformer manufacturing and injection molding. In 2007 John retired as a Chief Financial Officer of a precision electronics manufacturer to start Skilled Cyber. He was ready to share his expertise in technology and business acumen with the small business community in Connecticut. Unlike many IT Providers, John takes a “Business First” approach to working with clients. He uses his diverse experiences in Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales and Marketing to design IT solutions that fosters growth for the entire organization. In addition to technology deployments, John has conducted technical training seminars on cyber security, essential technology practices for small business and technology trends for Fortune 500 Executives to empower them to make stronger strategic decisions.

As an accomplished National Speaker, audience members have said his talks on Business and Personal Metrics are educational and inspiring. His esteemed list of speaking venues includes the Million Dollar Accelerator Entrepreneur Group at Nasdaq, The Cyber Security Form at the United Nations, The Export Story Summit at Harvard Club of Boston and regional T.V. Appearances from coast to coast.


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Harvard Club of Boston

About Skilled Cyber Approach:

Since 2007, Skilled Cyber has specialized in providing Information Technology AND Management Advisory services to small businesses throughout Connecticut. Looking for Regulatory Compliance, Technology Management and Cybersecurity Services? Let’s talk! We offer affordable and customized solutions to meet your business’ unique needs.

As an MSP (Managed Services Provider), we provide unlimited helpdesk support, Virtual CIO consulting and continuous network administration all for a fixed monthly fee. We offer solutions that secure networks with a focus on business continuity and security to ensure minimal downtime for our Clients.

Before we recommend any tech solutions, we meet with our clients and learn about their organization, goals and what is most important to them. Then we recommend a solution that aligns with the outcome they are seeking to achieve.

Our Core Values:

We live by our Core Values each day. These are the values that adds sustainable growth to your organization:

Initiative – Innovation – Intimate Technical Knowledge – Courage – Commitment – Continuous Improvement – Integrity – Empowerment – Teamwork – Timeliness

Find out more about our company values here

Our Expertise:

We exclusively support clients who have between 10 to 150 employees, that want to use technology as a competitive advantage to grow their businesses. Our key verticals include: Virtual Organizations (those organizations running solely in the cloud), Insurance Agencies, Construction firms, Nursing Homes, Accountants and Multi-site Non-Profit organizations.

Our Mission

At Skilled Cyber our Mission is simple: “Turn small business information technology into a competitive advantage that dissolve obstacles to success.”


    What Every Business Owner Must Know About Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Scanning and 3rd Party Assessments

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