Client Services Spotlight – February 2018

We’ve recently had a few clients inquire about two additional services that we offer: help with PCI Compliance Audits and Cyber Liability Insurance.   Businesses of all sizes must undertake PCI compliance auditing to ensure that their customers’ data is protected...

Dark Web and Our new ‘ID Agent’ Service

Expanding on our last month’s article, we wanted to dive in a bit deeper to some questions about the Dark Web, and how our new ‘ID Agent’ service works to keep you safe. What is the Dark Web? This sub-layer of the Internet is hidden from conventional search engines,...

What We’re Reading – February 2018

‘Digital Money – David Stelzl Companies are going digital by necessity. That means more connectivity, more cloud, more personally owned computing devices (BYOD), and more Internet of Things (IoT). And as companies become more digital, the value of their data is...

What We’re Listening To – February 2018

‘Fully Qualified Survivor’ – Michael Chapman I recently came across this gem from 1970 and it’s been on deck all month long. Michael Chapman has been producing underrated British folk albums since the 1960’s and this is among his best. The lyrics are what grabs you,...

What’s New at ISM – February 2018

We have a few important dates this February! This month we ‘re celebrating the birthdays of our employees Grace Morris (Helena) and Ray Landsiedel (Great Falls). Happy Birthday folks!   This month also marks the anniversary of our Senior Systems Engineer, Garth...

‘Tribe of Mentors’ – Tim Ferriss

Its subtitle describes this one best - “Short Life Advise from the Best in the World. “ Although only a small ways into this one, it’s proving to be another great read from the author. This one has a very similar feel to his past book, “Tools of Titans,” in form and...

The Dark Web – What You Need To Know

How do you know if you’ve been caught in the Dark Web? A recently popular term, the Dark Web is just as bad as it sounds - it’s an area of the internet where illegal content runs rampant.  (In fact, you may have heard about it from TV commercials from Experian selling...

What’s New at ISM – January 2018

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe we’ve already moved into January 2018. As usual, the last couple weeks of December were busy for ISM with the holiday season. In addition to our Annual Holiday party, we were able to slide in a Christmas Potluck for our team...

What We’re Listening To – December 2017

What We're Listening To - December 2017 'Carry Fire' - Robert Plant Unbelievably, Robert Plant continues to deliver on his 11th solo album. Since the early 2000’s, Plant has switched his focus away from hard-hitting classic rock and explored the sounds of Appalachian...