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Annoyed by having to use Multi-factor Authentication?

Do you find it annoying to have to deal with Multi-Factor Authentication? Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is that extra log-in step that cyber experts, including Microsoft and the FBI, say will stop 95 percent of attacks. (Some say 99 percent!) We will stipulate: It can be annoying to have to stop and provide that extra credential.  […]

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ImageQuest promotes Shutt to Director of Advisory Services

ImageQuest has promoted Sammi Jo Shutt to Director of Advisory Services from Lead Information Security Advisor. The promotion includes her ascension onto the ImageQuest executive leadership team. Sammi Jo, who joined ImageQuest in January 2019 as a Security Analyst, has been instrumental in helping the company’s Information Advisory Services practice double in size since her

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ImageQuest recommends companies ban the use of TikTok app

ImageQuest recommends that our clients and other organizations ban the use of TikTok on company devices. We strongly recommend not creating a company account. China-based ByteDance owns TikTok, and we’ve seen numerous reports that the app appears problematic from a security and privacy perspective. For example: In January 2020, researchers found the app could allow

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ImageQuest promotes Mason Funderburg to Security Operations Engineer

Mason Funderburg, Lead Client Support Specialist for ImageQuest, has been promoted to Security Operations Engineer. Mason joins ImageQuest’s Security Operations team led by SecOps Architect Damian King. Mason started with ImageQuest in 2020 as an IT Support Specialist II, then was promoted to Field Tech 10 months later. Seven months ago, he was named Lead

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What is the difference between Compliance and Security in IT?

What is the difference between compliance and security in technology?  Is there a difference? Yes, there is a difference. While cybersecurity and IT compliance have elements in common, they are still different protocols. Consider the definitions: Cybersecurity is implementing and managing security controls to protect an organization and its assets. Compliance is implementing and managing

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ImageQuest retains SOC 2 Type II attestation

We received our 2021 SOC 2 Type II attestation last week when the auditors sent us their report. SOC stands for System and Organization Controls. A SOC 2 report uses a framework developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to audit how an organization processes, secures, makes available, and keeps confidential information from

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What is a Vulnerability Management Program?

The recent Log4j exposure raises the question: Do you have a Vulnerability Management Program? A Vulnerability Management Program is a systematic approach to periodically assessing your data exposure. It involves a scan of what you have on your systems – equipment, devices, and software – and checks those assets against databases of known vulnerabilities. To

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Key questions for your Bank’s Vendor Management program

With everything on your plate, running a Vendor Management program for your Bank’s multiple vendors may seem overwhelming. Who do you call? What do you ask? An effective Vendor Management program will ascertain all vendors’ security postures. It will advise you whether you need to take extra steps to protect your data when using a

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Leading managed IT services provider ImageQuest celebrates 15 years in business

ImageQuest marks its 15th year in business this month, and how we started is not what we look like today! Today, ImageQuest is a leading provider of managed IT services, cybersecurity, and IT compliance services to regulated companies and their vendors. Our primary areas of focus include financial institutions, including trusts; medical software and services;

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