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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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‘Shadow IT’ – How to Reduce the Risks and Costs

By ImageQuest | September 6, 2023

An executive at your organization streams music from a service on his office computer. Another executive uses a personal file-sharing site to store some of her work files. Another employee tracks sales and promotions sent to his personal email service while he’s working at your office. None of these team members went through IT to […]

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What is a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer?

By ImageQuest | August 15, 2023

In today’s digital landscape, securing your organization’s sensitive information and maintaining a robust cybersecurity program is more crucial than ever. However, the increasing sophistication of cyber threats and the costs and complexities associated with hiring a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) can be daunting for many businesses. Small to medium-sized enterprises, banks, credit unions, […]

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ImageQuest named to Inc. 5000 list for fourth time

By ImageQuest | August 15, 2023

ImageQuest, a leading information security advisory and managed IT services provider based in Nashville, was named for the fourth time to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This marks the third consecutive year ImageQuest has made the list. Since 2019, ImageQuest’s top-line revenues have grown by 113 percent.  Companies on […]

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5 Critical Reasons Your Organization Needs Help Implementing Cyber Security Training

By ImageQuest | July 21, 2023

You know you have a robust cyber security training program, but you still wonder whether you are doing enough to implement it to the level you need to protect against cybercriminals. You’re not alone. Hackers usually start with your organization’s weakest security link—your employees. So, if your employees aren’t getting the training they need to […]

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ImageQuest promotes five to new roles

By ImageQuest | June 12, 2023

ImageQuest, a Nashville-based Managed Security Services Provider, has promoted five team members to new roles this month. Josh Quigley ascended to Senior Systems Administrator, Jeff Meisenhelder became a System Administrator, and Jeremiah Eicher became a Tier III Client Support Specialist. Also promoted were Steven Ernest, to Client Support Specialist II, and Steven Adams, to Client […]

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Keep Your Business Secure with a Password Manager for Enterprise

By ImageQuest | June 2, 2023

As a business owner or executive, you know that keeping your company’s sensitive data secure is a top priority. However, with the growing number of cyber threats and the increasing complexity of managing passwords, it can be challenging to ensure that your business is fully protected. That’s where a password manager for enterprise comes in. […]

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Need a Vendor Management System? Here’s What an IT Company Wants You to Know

By ImageQuest | May 2, 2023

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link?” In terms of cybersecurity, that means that even if your organization’s security and compliance measures are top-notch, you are vulnerable to cyberattacks if you have a vendor who doesn’t have the same diligence. An effective vendor management program can help you […]

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How Vulnerability Testing Can Help You Stay Ahead of Cybersecurity Threats

By ImageQuest | April 10, 2023

No one likes to think their business has weaknesses. But unfortunately, almost all businesses have weaknesses in their cybersecurity defenses. The problem is that most companies ignore the vulnerabilities entirely or do not even know they exist. That’s why partnering with a reputable IT company like ImageQuest is crucial so that we can conduct vulnerability […]

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What Is Penetration Testing & Why Should You Care?

By ImageQuest | March 14, 2023

Does your CEO have administrative access to the entire network? Do your employees wear their ID badges when they leave for lunch? Is anyone with a maintenance badge given free-range to your facility? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your business has a serious vulnerability risk that must be corrected. Otherwise, you […]

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8 Frequently Asked Questions About Disaster Recovery Plans And Why You Need One

By ImageQuest | February 16, 2023

Imagine you get to work one day, power up your computer, and begin working. As you grab a second cup of coffee, your screen freezes. You reboot your computer but get the same result. You call IT and learn there’s an outage with a key application you need to do your work. Now what? Unfortunately, […]

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Good article to understand the “Why” of the Cloud

By ImageQuest | February 12, 2019

Why is Cloud Computing the hot new thing? What’s all the fuss about the Cloud? This article offers a pretty good overview of why businesses and organizations are flocking to Cloud applications. Cloud computing is coming on strong, including Desktop-as-a-Service, which we think is the next step for many businesses. Cloud computing enables many small- and […]

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ImageQuest in Kentucky Banker magazine!

By ImageQuest | February 10, 2019

Is your bank ready for a 2019 IT Compliance Examination?  Bank examiners are taking a deeper dive in how you really execute your IT Compliance.          Check out some of the trends we highlight in the current magazine of the Kentucky Bankers Association (KBA). Click here to find the magazine, and head to page 18. (Unfortunately, you have to […]

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Meet a Cyber Criminal – and the Rocket Scientist Pursuing Him

By ImageQuest | February 6, 2019

This month’s cybercriminal is wanted by the FBI for the pernicious SamSam ransomware that struck the City of Atlanta, the City of Newark, LabCorp, and other entities. The accused is one of two Iranians the FBI says developed and refined the malware. The FBI’s cyber most wanted page includes comments from Amy Hess, a native […]

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Need a speaker? We’ve got a great one!

By ImageQuest | February 3, 2019

If your organization is looking for a dynamic speaker, our CEO, Milton Bartley, fits the bill. Milton’s plain-English presentations are engaging and can be tailored to your needs. Milton is comfortable speaking at conferences, meetings, and large-group training sessions. Milton speaks on a number of topics, but his most popular one is cybersecurity. His “Ransomware, […]

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It’s Password Manager Time!

By ImageQuest | January 29, 2019

It’s 2019, and your log-ins should involve two things – a strong, unique password per account, and multi-factor authentication. But if you went part way – created a strong password, but then are using it everywhere, read on. Numerous hacked sites surrendered lots of people’s information so that strong password could be in a crook’s […]

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ImageQuest CEO appointed to Forbes Technology Council

By ImageQuest | January 29, 2019

fMilton Bartley, Co-Founder, President & CEO of ImageQuest, Nashville’s leading Managed IT, Cybersecurity, and IT Compliance company, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Bartley was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance […]

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Learn how we helped a new bank with IT Compliance

By ImageQuest | January 28, 2019

Our CEO, Milton Bartley, serves as the virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) for Studio Bank.  He assisted Studio Bank in meeting regulatory requirements for risk assessment, policy development & compilation, business continuity measures, and the bank’s overall cybersecurity maturity. We offer vCISO services to select clients. A vCISO provides executive-level strategic guidance on data use […]

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FINRA Report offers cybersecurity recommendations

By ImageQuest | January 28, 2019

Has your financial services firm had a look at FINRA’s latest Report on Selected Cybersecurity Practices? It includes many recommendations for broker-dealer firms to consider and adopt, based on their organizational needs. At the end is a list of recommended core cybersecurity controls for small firms, including having an annual risk assessment, conducting vulnerability scans, […]

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Real Customer shares some love!

By ImageQuest | January 19, 2019

Proactive. This Jan. 3 review from an actual customer starts: “Not only did Erick Burgess fix my issue, we went one step further to streamline my process moving forward.” You can read it here. Thank YOU.

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ImageQuest’s Response to the Equifax Breach

By ImageQuest | September 12, 2017

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES OR OTHER COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS. As you no doubt already know, Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, reported a massive data breach last week. Here are the facts as we know them today. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers […]

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What Our Clients are Saying About Our IT Compliance Services

With a 90% client retention rate and a steady stream of referrals, we can see that our clients are happy to vouch for the quality of our IT compliance consulting.

"Since ImageQuest has been involved, we’ve grown almost $20 million in revenue. That’s pretty significant. We’ve gone from $60 million to $80 million with ImageQuest’s help. And along with that we needed our ability to step up, and ImageQuest has allowed us to do that."

Andy Barker
President, Houchens Insurance Group

"ImageQuest is not your typical vendor where they’re just looking to do the same scope of work. They want to hear your problems and really look for a solution, not just what they offer but what they might be able to help you with. They really treat you as a partner. They want to understand what your business goals are and help you get to those. You really are getting an advocate for you."

Alex Keltner
President, First Southern National Bank

"We're a big fan of what ImageQuest has done. ImageQuest is helping us in several areas – IT Compliance, IT Security, and Managed IT. It helps our staff and our attorneys be more efficient and productive while working remotely."

Charles Robert Bone
Spencer Fane

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