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Cyber Security Solutions Important for Small Business

Small businesses often lack the people, processes and security knowledge to protect themselves from cybercrime. Too many owners underestimate the security threat. In fact, two-thirds of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) had at least one incident in the past two years, and 60% go out of business within six months of becoming a cybercrime victim. [...]


The Importance of Diverse Cyber Security Teams

Diversity is a foundational value for AGB Cyber Security Division. Its physical security parent, AGB Investigative Services, is the nation’s largest Black-owned security firm. But how does being a minority-owned business relate to cyber security services? Why is it important to have cyber security teams that are diverse? Building Resilience Through Supplier Diversity As a [...]


Ransomware Leaves Businesses Vulnerable, Not Defenseless

Ransomware attacks increasingly threaten the security of small businesses and nonprofits. Thousands of these victims will never be able to pay the hackers a cryptocurrency ransom to recover their databases or unlock their networks. Our CEO John Griffin Jr. wrote in Forbes about how these organizations are unprepared for the data recovery and business continuity [...]


Black-Owned Security Company Executive Honored As Woman of Influence

Dr. Denitra Griffin, Co-Founder and President of AGB Investigative Services, as well as CEO of its charitable arm, The Always Giving Back Foundation, was recently selected as a Chicago Business Journal’s Women of Influence honoree. As one of ten female executives to be selected, the criteria was based on both career achievement as well as [...]


How Physical Security Best Practices Can Be Applied to Cybersecurity

Computer and network security is a complex issue for resource-constrained organizations. Businesses that would never leave a window or door unlocked can still be extremely vulnerable to a swarm of information security threats, from ransomware and malware to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.   As AGB Founder and CEO John Griffin Jr. writes in [...]


How To Stay Ahead of A Financial Institution Cyber Security Threat

It wasn’t too long ago that financial institutions relied heavily on physical security service to keep thieves at bay. From armed guards to impenetrable vaults, banks were incredibly knowledgeable on how to keep their physical assets secure. However, thieves no longer need to physically break into financial institutions to steal. They can simply break [...]


How to Protect Against An Industrial Systems Cyber Security Threat

When a Russian ransomware group, DarkSide, shut down Colonial Pipeline operations in May 2021, it was the largest cyber security attack against the nation’s critical infrastructure in history. The menacing threat that compelled the company to pay a $5 million ransom is the same one nearly all manufacturers face—the interconnectedness of the internet if unsecured [...]


AGB Investigative Services Named to Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50

CHICAGO, June 17, 2021― For over a decade, Crain’s Fast 50 feature has highlighted companies headquartered in Chicago that have achieved impressive revenue gains in a variety of industries from technology to healthcare. As leaders in their respective areas, each company was ranked by percentage of revenue growth from 2015 through 2020. For three years, [...]


AGB Investigative Services Opens Cyber Security Center on Chicago’s South Side

The largest Black-owned security company in the nation celebrates the grand opening of their Cyber Security Center in efforts to bridge the digital divide for underrepresented minorities within technology MARQUETTE PARK, Il. (May 14, 2021) –AGB Investigative Services (“AGB”) will open its Cyber Security Center, a two-story building featuring cutting-edge cybersecurity technology located at 2445 [...]


AGB Innovative Security Solutions Named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Fast Fifty List

AGB is one of the fastest growing businesses in Chicago! The finalists for #CrainsFast50 of 2020 are out, and AGB Innovative Security Solutions made the list! The companies vying for the honor of the fastest-growing company in metro Chicago are listed alphabetically as follows: AArete, AGB Innovative Security Solutions, Arco/Murray National Construction, Ardmore Roderick, Avionos, [...]

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