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Links Celebrates 20 Years & the Holidays!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

On Saturday, December 7th Links Technology celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala party at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel. It was a grand affair attended by Links employees and spouses/partners, Links customers, and as President and CEO Brian Burke said, “the folks that helped us get started and still work with us… our attorney, Tom Palmer (MPS Law); our banker Roy Picciuca (WinTrust); and there in spirit, our accountant, Rich Augustine (RJACPA); and our insurance broker, Bob Keller (Keller and Associates)”. Links employees from California, Georgia, Indiana, and North Carolina were also in attendance. 
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Links is Awarded the Community Service Award!

Friday, September 13, 2019

On Thursday, September 12th,  Links Technology was awarded the 2019 Illinois Parks and Recreation Association and Illinois Association of Park Districts Community Service Award. Our COO and Multi-department VP, Jim Burke, was at the meeting to accept the award. 
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Why You Should Plan Your Disaster Recovery Plan Ahead of Time

Thursday, August 29, 2019

We live in a digital-centric world, where technology Be prepared for a disaster so you never have one! 
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Why Use Colocation?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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Jim's Foursome Takes Home The Cup!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

(From left to right: Brian Bieschke, Tony LaFrenere, Jim Burke and Bob Curran)

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Illinois Passes Amendments to Data Breach Notification Law

Friday, August 16, 2019

This law will require companies to notify the attorney general in the event of certain data breaches.  
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What To Do With Negative Facebook Comments

Thursday, June 13, 2019

It can be really frustrating when people leave negative comments on your Business Facebook Page. A common name for these people is "Facebook Trolls." It is important to understand why these comments are being written though. If someone had a bad experience while using your service or product their negative comment can help you fix a relationship with them. If it was a terminated employee or family member that won't leave the company alone there are some steps to help prevent negative comments from happening.  
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2019 Volunteer Week!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

This year our employees collected food items for our Food Donation Drive for Volunteers of America. Volunteers of America is a nonprofit organization that helps provide resources and needs to veterans. This hits very close to home since we are a Veteran-Owned Business and have many veterans working here. We are extremely proud to announce we have donated every single food item on Volunteers of America's list and then some. It's a goal and very important for our company to give back to the community.  
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Tips You Need To Know To Protect Your Data

Friday, January 18, 2019

Be Wary of Phishing

Email phishing is a threat that affects both individual and corporate users. Most people have an inkling what phishing is, but perhaps may not be able to recognize a phishing email when it lands in the inbox.

Phishing emails often look like real messages from legitimate senders. However, the main objective of such emails is to lure important information from you. For instance, you may receive a message saying that your system has been hacked or that there is some problem with your bank account, and thus you need to enter your password into a given form or click an outgoing link.

Phishing emails often play with your emotions, trying to make use of the fake sense of urgency. However, before you enter personal information, you have to stop and think twice whether the situation is really that urgent.

Use Strong Passwords

As annoying as it might sound, strong passwords ARE important if you intend to secure your personal data online. Using the same password across multiple accounts is convenient for you, but is also convenient for identity thieves. The longer the password is and the more random symbols it has, the stronger it is. Try using a long phrase that is easy for you to remember.

Consider Using Multi-Factor Authentication

Ask any security expert out there, and they will tell you that if a certain service offers multi-factor authentication, you should most definitely enable it. With multi-factor authentication, your personal data would be protected under several layers of security, thus making it harder for anyone to steal it.

For example, one of the elements of multi-factor authentication can be a temporary text passcode that you receive to your phone. Thus, technically, no one but you would be able to access your accounts. So this is a rather effective method to secure personal data. Most of the services these days offer multi-factor authentication, and you should consider enabling it today.

Don't Over-share on Social Media

Securing personal data is not just about protecting your social media accounts with strong passwords; it's also about what you SHARE on your accounts. Although we often think more about our credit information and online banking information when we consider the steps we have to take to protect personal data, social media is actually just as risky.

Hackers do not necessarily have to steal everything in one try. It is very common to collect bits of personal data from different accounts and then piece them all together like one puzzle to steal your identity. So if you want to share something private, make sure you don't broadcast it to the entire world.

Also, it would be a good idea to go through your followers or friends once in a while, to see whether you really know those people.

Don't Forget to Update Your Software

This might come as a surprise, but your personal data security depends on the software you're using, too. We know that users turn off automatic update features on the apps and programs they use because they find it annoying, but those features are there for a reason. New updates aren't there to take up your disk space. They are there to fix bugs and vulnerabilities that might be exploited by cybercriminals. Therefore, to secure your personal data, you have to make sure that all of the software you use is up-to-date as well.

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