Once Upon a Time an IT Company Gets Hacked…

You may not be worried about getting hacked, but what happens if your IT support company does?

Think about this, your IT company has ALL the keys to the kingdom. If they were hacked, then believe it or not, you've probably been compromised too.

If they aren't constantly preaching the importance of security in YOUR business, then what might we guess about THEIR own practices?

Think about that as a potential target -- why target ONE company when you can target an IT support company that manages and controls 20 or 50 or 150 other business networks.

These hackers warned Congress the internet was not secure. 20 years later, their message is the same.

Twenty years ago this week, a collective of young hackers came to Washington with a warning for Congress: Software and computer networks everywhere were woefully insecure. During that now-infamous hearing in May 1998, one told senators that “any of the seven individuals seated before you” could take down the Internet in just half an hour.

Wellness Wednesday | Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Make You a Better Leader

We've all heard the phrase Emotional Intelligence floating around lately. It seems to be a buzz word in the business world. So what is it exactly? Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.

Meet the Team | Josh Laemont

Josh Laemont always gets the last word...and it's usually sarcastic. Humor in the IT world is much appreciated. Josh celebrated one year of tech support and laughs with us earlier this year.

I was born in…

Rolling Meadows

What do you do at LeadingIT?

Instant Support Group (ISG)

Describe LeadingIT in three words

Driven, Evolving, Fun

If you know me, you know…

No situation can’t be made worse with a sarcastic comment.

Building a Better Business Through Cyber Resiliency

What is Cyber Resiliency?

Simply put, cyber resilience is a measure of how well an organization can operate its business during a data breach or cyberattack. Security teams have measures in place to detect and stop attacks, and they have recovery plans for the inevitable breach, but can they, along with IT, keep critical business processes such as order fulfillment, customer service, or accounting operating during a crisis?

Not everyone has to be a security pro, but those in development or in other technical roles must understand security’s importance to the larger organization.