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Get the latest cybercrime trends, tips for securing your data, compliance, and industry news. These are just some topics you’ll discover in the ImageQuest IT blog.

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Benefits Of A Mechanical Keyboard

By ImageQuest | May 27, 2022

If you walk into an office and it’s relatively silent, despite an army of individuals typing away, you’ve probably stepped into a room full of membrane keyboards. While these are certainly cheaper to make and distribute, most IT people, including our cybersecurity service team, prefer the audio and tactile sensation of using an old-fashioned mechanical […]

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Hiring a vCISO – is it right for your bank?

By ImageQuest | May 24, 2022

Is your team stretched too far in meeting regulatory IT requirements? Are you concerned about your bank’s IT security posture? Are you having trouble assessing the security measures used by your vendors? Then you may need the services of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO.) This C-level executive typically drives policies and projects tied to […]

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Non-profit client thanks ImageQuest for support

By ImageQuest | May 23, 2022

Recently our CEO received an unsolicited letter from a non-profit we support. The New Beginnings Center- Nashville works with women who traditionally struggle to stay fit and provide healthy meals to their families, such as low-income moms living in food “deserts.” New Beginnings provides these women with individualized personal training, nutritional guidance, and mental health […]

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Why hire a Banking Operations Advisor?

By ImageQuest | May 17, 2022

The banking world is full of rapid change. From innovations in banking technologies to changing and increasing regulatory requirements, it can be difficult for a community bank team to keep pace. Needs arise that must be met – but your team lacks the time and focus to carry out more extensive projects. Or your bank […]

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ImageQuest’s Shutt and Ramsay attend KnowBe4 conference

By ImageQuest | April 26, 2022

ImageQuest’s Sammi Jo Shutt and Tracy Ramsay increased their expertise in security training, ongoing phishing tests, and other security training strategies by attending the annual KnowBe4 security education conference. Sammi Jo, ImageQuest’s Lead Information Security Advisor, and Tracy, who is also an Information Advisor, attended training sessions on security awareness, security culture, global cyberwar incidents, […]

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ImageQuest promotes Mason Funderburg to Client Support Team Lead

By ImageQuest | February 21, 2022

ImageQuest has promoted Mason Funderburg to Client Support Team Lead, effective today. The promotion reflects Mason “consistently going above and beyond for our clients and our team,” said Alyssia Syphers, Client Support Manager. “Mason is a natural leader. He is analytical, looks for process improvement, and is always willing to help wherever we need help.” […]

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U.S. creates Cyber Safety Review Board

By ImageQuest | February 9, 2022

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has established a new review board to study cybersecurity called the Cyber Safety Review Board or CSRB. The new review board is “loosely modeled on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigates air crashes, train derailments, and other transportation accidents,” Tech Crunch reported. The new review board “will […]

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Meet a Cybercriminal accused of hacking Kaseya

By ImageQuest | January 24, 2022

Polish authorities arrested 22-year-old Ukranian Yaroslav Vasinskyi on Oct. 8 in connection with attacks on software provider Kaseya and others. In an indictment a month later, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Vasinskyi of unleashing Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware on Kaseya and other victims. Vasinkyi and a co-defendant, 28-year-old Russian Yevgeniy Polyanin, “deployed some of the internet’s […]

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The rising popularity of mechanical keyboards

By ImageQuest | January 21, 2022

If you are of a certain age, you might be amused to learn that some modern office workers say the greatest keyboard is … the mechanical keyboards found on old IBM Selectric Typewriters. Yes, that 1960s technology now represents the pinnacle of typing feel and sound. And a growing number of enthusiasts seek the Selectric’s equivalent […]

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Mac Users: Install latest software updates ASAP

By ImageQuest | January 17, 2022

Less than a week after pushing out a major update, Apple sent out another software update – and Mac users should install it right away. The new updates fix bugs in the new iOS software – including one that could allow criminals to take over your device.  Security experts recommend you install these patches as […]

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How the Benefits of SD-WAN Can Improve Business Operations

By ImageQuest | January 3, 2023

Does your business have multiple locations, remote workers, a call center, or just need reliable continuous operations? Are network ‘hiccups’ harmful to your business? Then it might be worthwhile to investigate the next generation of WAN, known as SD-WAN. SD-WAN is a solution for network outages. As work – software applications, customer accounts, and business […]

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Merry Christmas to Special Kids of Tennessee

By ImageQuest | December 20, 2022

Special Kids is a nursing and therapy center in Murfreesboro, Tn. They serve children who need extra help to reach their greatest potential in life. The children served by Special Kids may have feeding difficulties, may be medically fragile, and may be sensitive to certain stimuli, such as sounds, lights, or even changing activities or […]

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Why It’s Necessary to Implement a Zero Trust Security Model for Your Business’s Network

By ImageQuest | December 12, 2022

With the rampant rise of cybercrime worldwide, you want to protect your organization’s data security. Not only is it necessary for compliance reasons, but it also helps to improve your customers’ trust in your company. You may believe you’re protected with a traditional cybersecurity model, but that cyber strategy has many gaps. To bridge those […]

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ImageQuest discusses cybersecurity in the Nashville Business Journal

By ImageQuest | November 23, 2022

“When tackling a complicated issue like cybersecurity, sometimes the hardest thing is knowing where to start.” We certainly get that! So we’re sharing a recent publication of Cybersecurity Advice by the Nashville Business Journal. It features our CEO, Milton Bartley, on a panel answering questions about cybersecurity from Nashville Business Journal Market President and Publisher […]

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Why Should I Hire a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)?

By ImageQuest | November 11, 2022

If your business collects data from customers—whether it’s as simple as name and address or more complex as financial or personal health information—you need proper security measures to protect that data. With an increase in the number of cybersecurity regulations and the growing number of customers in your enterprise, it can be hard for small […]

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Phishing attacks remain a cybersecurity problem, experts say

By ImageQuest | October 26, 2022

Have you recently received a communication that initially scared you? Perhaps a notice that your credit card had unauthorized transactions, your bank account needed attention, or your favorite shopping site needed to verify some information to complete your latest purchase, which you knew was an important but last-minute gift? And this notice asked you to […]

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Social Media – A Cybercriminal Resource

By ImageQuest | October 17, 2022

Do you know someone who spends a lot of time on Social Media? Someone who’s posting nearly daily about their activities? Even if you avoid Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, and other Social Media outlets, your friend could still be putting you at risk. During Cybersecurity Month – and all year – the U.S. Cybersecurity and […]

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ImageQuest’s Shutt speaks about Vendor Management at NGage

By ImageQuest | October 12, 2022

Director of Information Security Services Sammi Jo Shutt served as a panelist on Vendor Management Tuesday at the  NGage annual conference in Newport Beach, Calif. Sammi Jo joined two others on the topic of best practices for vendor relationships. The session focused on making the Vendor Management process more than due diligence. It also covered […]

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Annoyed by having to use Multi-factor Authentication?

By ImageQuest | October 10, 2022

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

By ImageQuest | September 29, 2022

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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President, First Southern National Bank

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