Outsourced Tech Support Takes the Burden Off Of Your Team

Posted by Integrity Staff on November 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Have an IT department that feels overworked, overburdened, and understaffed? You're not alone. Budgets get tight and technology support often lacks what it needs to deliver for your business. Adding more team members means going through the recruiting, hiring, and training process, then paying for all of the associated overhead involved with full-time employees. That's a prohibitive price for many businesses to pay. If you find yourself and your business in that situation, it's time to explore other tech support options. Outsourced tech support, for example, can take the burden off of your internal team and costs less than bringing in more internal personnel. 

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6 Critical Tips for Tech Security in Springfield

Posted by Integrity Staff on November 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Undoubtedly, you've seen the headlines. Target. JP Morgan. Equifax. The list of major companies who have experienced a data breach could go on and on. That's why tech security has become a top issue for businesses across the country and the world. If you're a business leader in Springfield, IL, you're used to a fast-paced environment where news drops quickly and everything feels reactive. With tech security in Springfield, that won't work. Tech security calls for you to be proactive and put measures in place to recognize and eliminate threats before they can do damage. If you need help figuring out what those measures should look like and how to put them into place, reach out for help

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Searching for IT Security in Champaign? Integrity Can Be Your Partner

Posted by Integrity Staff on November 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Keeping private data secure is one of the top issues in business today. With cyber crime on the rise, every business needs to take a hard look at their data security strategy and address any vulnerabilities. Business leaders in Champaign-Urbana are increasingly reaching out for help. Security is no small undertaking and there are companies dedicated to helping businesses in Champaign and Urbana, IL stay safe. Integrity is a trusted partner for IT security in Champaign. If you're a business leader in Champaign-Urbana worried about the safety of your private data and want help, here is why you should give Integrity a call:

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Blueborne Allows Attackers to Control Your Bluetooth-Enabled Devices

Posted by Nick Fulfer on October 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM

In April 2017, The Automated Reporting Management Information System (ARMIS) contacted Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, and Linux to report eight zero-day vulnerabilities related to connections via Bluetooth, designated as Blueborne.

Blueborne endangers millions of unpatched devices by spreading through the air, across a wide variety of platforms: mobile, desktop, and IoT operating systems which includes Android, iOS, Windows, Linux; and all related devices that use these operating systems.

What is Blueborne?

Blueborne is a vulnerability by which attackers take advantage of Bluetooth connections to remotely control a device. The attack itself does not require the attacker's device to be paired with the target device, or require it to be in a discoverable state. It does, however, require the attacker to be within proximity of the device for the initial connection.

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Protect Email Logins with Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted by Scott Stevens on October 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Cyber criminals are continually developing effective new phishing campaigns to steal login credentials. With the increased business adoption of hosted email solutions, such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Gmail for Business, phishing for login credentials has become a significant threat. Email messages that prompt you to login to your email account are common ploys used by hackers, whether prompting to access a secured document, change your password, or verify your license. Clicking on the authentic-looking link in the email message will conveniently bring up a familiar login screen that looks EXACTLY like what you expect, but is HOSTED BY THE HACKER.

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Monitoring The Security Pulse of Your Network

Posted by Scott Stevens on October 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Whether as proactive protection against cyber threats or in response to external requirements, businesses of every size and kind are finding the need to monitor the security health of their networks.  Those who accept credit card payments need security monitoring to address payment card industry requirements (PCI-DSS), while financial institutions and healthcare are required to protect sensitive data.  Manufacturers who use restricted chemicals or accept Department of Defense contracts need to implement security controls to meet the requirements of DFARS, NIST, and CVI.  Regardless the reason, security monitoring will detect and enlighten you to vulnerabilities and activities so they can be FIXED!

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4 Benefits of Finding Third Party IT Support in Decatur

Posted by Integrity Staff on October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Why should you opt for third party IT support in Decatur? There are plenty of reasons to look outside of your company's walls for help with your business technology and data security needs. If you run a business in Decatur, IL and you can feel your handle on your business technology slipping away, search for alternatives to your internal team. Partnering with an IT company (like an MSP or MSSP) can either fully replace or successfully supplement your internal resources. No matter how you choose construct your IT support, bringing in outside help is a positive. 

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What to Consider When Choosing an IT Company in Bloomington

Posted by Integrity Staff on October 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM

When choosing an IT company in Bloomington, there's plenty to consider. Every business can benefit from finding an experienced business and technology partner to help them meet their goals. But, it has to be the right partner. How can you identify the right fit for your business? There are a few things that your partner has to have in order to be effective. Those include things like experience and expertise, quick response time and resources, plus a competitive price and high value. Your partner should be a trusted part of the Bloomington-Normal business community. 

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Why Software Updates Need to Be Part of Your Tech Security Strategy

Posted by Integrity Staff on September 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Your tech security strategy is going to primarily focus on the big issues. Preventing cyber crime. Disaster Recovery and business continuity. Data storage. The less glamorous, 'housekeeping' tasks often get passed over. But, that's a mistake. Your security strategy has to account for the day to day upkeep that secures your business. For example: software updates. Those annoying alerts that pop up on your computer may seem minor, but they can have a big-time security impact. If your company uses software to do business, it needs to be updated on schedule. Don't leave it to chance - make it a part of your security strategy. Why are software updates so important? Find out below.

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4 Critical Skills You Can Acquire Through Community Education Classes

Posted by Integrity Staff on September 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM

When's the last time you added a skill to your repertoire? If your mind immediately drifted to college courses, it's time to go back to class. No, you don't have to enroll for a full semester. There are community education classes that are available near you! As you navigate your career (and life) it's important to always be learning. There are resources near you that promote learning and collaboration year-round. Seek those resources out and see what types of courses are being offered. Adding a new skill may be easier than you think and if you feel it's overdue, now is the time to jump on it. 

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