About Peter & Associates

With our expert IT team and technology, Peters & Associates provides full-service IT consulting, managed IT services, and IT security solutions in the Chicago area. Our award-winning work and proven successes help drive businesses forward. We solve challenges and build bridges to a better future with secure, scalable IT solutions aligned with your business needs and goals. A full service Chicago IT consulting firm, Peters & Associates has been successfully serving businesses in the Chicago area for over three decades with award-winning managed IT services and IT solutions for business, education, finance, manufacturing, and health care.

Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication

Strengthening your identity perimeter is vital to protecting your business. Most security controls within Office 365 are identity based, which means it only takes one compromised credential for your organization to be infiltrated. Peters & Associates can review your security environment with a Health Check and remediate any threats found.  Additionally, implementing Multi-Factor Authentication is [...]

By | 2018-07-05T10:23:49+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication

Office 365 Encryption Button

Most organizations have policies that dictate the type of communications that must be encrypted. Sensitive information is sent across organizations on a daily basis, and Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) can protect emails even when at-rest in a mailbox. But, the process manually encrypting emails can be overly technical and not user friendly. Peters & [...]

By | 2018-06-01T10:52:06+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Office 365 Encryption Button

Data Security and Privacy Compliance

Peters & Associates offers unparalleled support and expertise to anyone trying to get current with their security obligations. As more and more corporate data scandals are in the news, the enforcement of the EU’s new data protection rule, GDPR, begins on May 25th. It’s more important than ever to fulfill your data-security obligations. Whether you [...]

By | 2018-06-01T10:51:40+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Data Security and Privacy Compliance

Phishing Cybersecurity Threat

Phishing is the biggest cybersecurity threat to all businesses, large and small. In 2017, 91% of successful data breaches began with a spear-phishing attack. Spotting signs of phishing early is the most important way to protect your business. Thus, your organization’s employees can either be your first line of defense or your greatest security weakness. [...]

By | 2018-05-10T12:20:58+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Phishing Cybersecurity Threat

SharePoint HR Portal

How busy is your HR department? Chances are they have a lot to worry about. Processes like Hiring, Onboarding, Performance Reviews, and Termination can be a huge drag on Human Resources. Leveraging a SharePoint HR Portal solution from Peters can allow you to do all this, and more, digitally and with minimal employee investment. It [...]

By | 2018-05-10T12:21:25+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on SharePoint HR Portal

Peters & Associates Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Peters & Associates, a Chicagoland-based leader in delivering technology and managed support services, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named them to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.

By | 2018-02-22T14:56:35+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Peters & Associates Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Peters & Associates Earns CompTIA Security Trustmark – Award-Winning Technology Service Provider Receives a Highly Respected Security Credential

Award-Winning Technology Service Provider Receives a Highly Respected Security Credential - Peters & Associates, a Chicagoland-based leader in delivering technology and cybersecurity support services, announced today it has received the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ from CompTIA, the world’s leading tech organization.

By | 2018-02-22T14:59:43+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Press Releases|Comments Off on Peters & Associates Earns CompTIA Security Trustmark – Award-Winning Technology Service Provider Receives a Highly Respected Security Credential

Cyber Security Threats to Watch For

We are mid-year and cyber security threats are still growing and evolving at a rapid speed. Software and hardware vendors are trying to keep up with the demands in the cyber landscape. The cyber security world is always evolving – the good guys develop new techniques to block the bad guys, the bad guys try [...]

By | 2017-10-10T09:53:17+00:00 August 25th, 2017|IT Security Solutions|Comments Off on Cyber Security Threats to Watch For

Microsoft Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless SSO

On December 7, 2016, Microsoft announced the public preview of Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign on (SSO) for Office 365. While this feature is currently in preview, Peters & Associates IT Advisory Services can help you investigate and decide if this change might be right for your company. What can this do for you? [...]

By | 2017-05-07T07:26:53+00:00 January 20th, 2017|IT Advisory Services|Comments Off on Microsoft Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless SSO