The Best Cybersecurity Consultants in The Windy City

Looking for a top cybersecurity consultant in Chicago?

Check out our list of the best cybersecurity consulting companies to choose a partner that can secure your company. Preventing data breaches should be the top security priority for all businesses in the digital age.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top cybersecurity consulting companies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Cybersecurity Consultants

  • 1

    Switchfast Technologies

    Switchfast Technologies is a leading IT services provider based in Chicago with another office in Schaumburg, Ill. Since 2001, their team of about 55 specializes in IT managed services, IT strategy consulting, and cybersecurity for small and mid-market businesses in the business and financial services and healthcare industries. 

    Notable Project

    Switchfast Technologies provides ongoing IT services and support for an independent consultant focusing on web access and email usability. The client feels that Switchfast Technologies provides top-level service. 

    "Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and always committed to their clients' success." —Founder & CEO, Independent Consultancy

    Former clients
    Polk Bros. Foundation
    Gibson Consulting
    Development Management Associates
    Cortland Capital Market Services
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    19 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For (2017-2018) , CRN (2017)

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    Waident Technology Solutions

    Waident Technology Solutions is an IT outsourcer based in Chicago and with offices in Glen Ellyn, Ill. and Brookfield, Wis. Founded in 2004, the team of about 20 employees provides IT managed services and cybersecurity services. They primarily work with mid-market clients in the financial services, business services, and real estate industries.

    Notable Project

    Waident Technology Solutions provided IT services to an automation software company, managing their help desk and supporting computers used within the organization. They performed network administration tasks, provided application support, and managed a database’s infrastructure. The client was satisfied with the quality of their work and appreciated their diligence.

    “They're good people. The team cares and is very diligent in their work.” – Co-Founder and President, Automation Software Company

    Former clients
    JLL
    The Grossman Group
    Abbell Credit Corporation
    Brouwer Brothers Services
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    INTERSOG

    Headquartered in Chicago, Intersog is a custom software development firm with two offices in Canada and two in Ukraine. The agency was founded in 2005 and has over 100 experts that specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, IoT development, and other IT-related consulting and services. 

    Notable Project

    Intersog was hired by a platform for video advertising to staff a team to build a web application. Intersog oversaw the development and launch of the app has launched and continues to maintain the app through fixing bugs and upgrades. 

    "The application delivered by Intersog fully matched our budget and requirements. We liked the attitude of our offshore project team; they were always responsive, responsible, and reliable." – CEO, Advertising Platform Company

    Former clients
    CDW
    Northern Trust
    Neustar
    Mitsubishi Motors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.6
    4.6
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    SMBHD

    SMBHD is a business digital solutions company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2010, has more than 20 employees and provides CRM consulting & SI, IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, cybersecurity to various companies.

    Notable Project

    An education management company hired SMBHD to set up their entire custom Salesforce configuration and to provide managed IT services. Because of this engagement, the company was able to transition to remote work, reduce client onboarding time by 35%, and take on more clients because of the improved efficiency of the sales team.

    "The Managed IT services team helped us become a tech enabled organization." - VP of Operations, Education Management Company

    Former clients
    Guidepost
    Agile Secure Data Exchange
    TopGolf
    3 Digital
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Framework IT

    Framework Communications is a business technology firm based in Chicago. Since 2008, their team of around 10 employees has been specializing in IT managed services, cybersecurity, cloud consulting & SI. 

    Notable Project

    Framework Communications provides ongoing IT consulting for a furniture store. They perform network and hardware maintenance via a ticketing system and provide other guidance as needed. 

    "In addition to helping us acquire a web development resource, Framework’s consulting services helped us onboard several retail partners." —President, Furniture Store

    Former clients
    Anshe Emet Synagogue
    MATTER
    Sterling Bay
    Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    19 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    360 Channel Partners (2015-2016), , Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For (2015), , BBB: Accredited Business

  • 6

    EMPIST

    EMPIST is an award-winning technology provider headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2000, they have 75 employees across the world that serve organizations and industries with a heavy dependency on technology. Their primary services include IT support, website development, and digital marketing.

    Notable Project

    EMPIST provided a PR firm with IT support services to ensure seamless technical operations. In addition to addressing tickets, EMPIST migrated the client's Peachtree accounting software to function remotely. Their patience and willingness to learn an unfamiliar software led to a successful project.

    "The response time is amazing, it’s almost instantaneous." — CEO, PR Firm 

    Former clients
    NowPow
    Marquette Associates
    Torstenson Glass Co.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Middleground Technologies

    Headquartered in Westchester, Ill. and founded in 2010, Middleground Technologies is an IT services provider that works with mid market and enterprise companies in the health care, legal, manufacturing, business services, and financial service industries. Their team of 15 provide IT management, cloud consulting, and cybersecurity services to clientele.

    Notable Project

    A dental office partnered with Middleground Technologies because they needed to update outdated equipment and renew their legacy software. Middleground supplied the transportation of all information to a new server. This resulted in a faster and smoother system for the client.

     “Their customer service is great. They’re very open communicators, which makes for an easy engagement. They’ll continuously provide us with status and progress updates. I can trust them to promptly resolve any time-sensitive issue.” – Owner, Dental Office

    Former clients
    Platinum Dental Care
    G6 Industries
    CNC Industries
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Westchester, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Mindsight

    Based in Downers Grove, Ill., Mindsight is a technology consulting firm that was founded in 2004. Their team of about 65 employees specializes in managed IT services, cloud consulting & SI, and IT strategy consulting. 

    Notable Project

    Mindsight managed a healthcare company's network infrastructure. The agency was responsible for everything, from configuration to monitoring. The client was impressed with Mindsight's attention to detail and their dedication to understanding the company's needs. 

    "Out of all our other providers, Mindsight worked the hardest in understanding what were the challenges that we were having, before prescribing a solution." —VP of Operations, Healthcare Company

    Former clients
    Carver Pump
    Doumak
    Cayan
    Lindemann Chimney
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Downers Grove, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Cisco Partner Summit: Midwest Region Award Winner (2014-2015) , Cisco: Digital and Social Marketer of the Year (2016)

  • 9

    Stratosphere Networks

    Stratosphere Networks is an IT solutions company based in Evanston, Ill. Since 2003, their team of about 41 employees has been specializing in IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, and ECM consulting. Stratosphere Networks works primarily with small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    An insurance provider hired Stratosphere Networks for a number of IT services. They designed and implemented a wide range of new assets and projects. Stratosphere Networks is providing ongoing maintenance and management on a regular basis.

    "They have a level of expertise that allows them to provide a high level of support, which is considerably better than most other companies."–Director of IT Infrastructure, Insurance Provider

    Former clients
    BBB: Accredited Business
    Crain's Best Places to Work (2015-2018)
    Stevie Awards (2016-2018)
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    IT Audit Group LLC

    IT Audit Group LLC is a B2B management consulting firm that focuses on IT compliance and cybersecurity. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, their team of approximately 1–2 employees primarily serves midmarket clients. Their scope of services encompasses business consulting, cybersecurity, and IT strategy consulting.

    Notable Project

    IT Audit Group LLC conducted an information security audit for a UX consultancy. They assessed the client's adherence to specific compliance standards. Their work culminated in a comprehensive report detailing the client's compliance status. The client considers their services to be very reasonably priced.

    "The audits are handled in a very constructive manner. We’ve been able to learn a lot and improve, thanks to their work." — Quality Manager, UX Consulting Company

    Former clients
    Bold Insight
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Deerfield, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    JetRails

    JetRails is an e-commerce and IT service provider in Park Ridge, Ill. It was founded in 2000 and maintains a team of 4 that provides cloud consulting & SI, IT managed services, cybersecurity, IT strategy consulting, and ERP consulting & SI. 

    Notable Project

    A fashion company had recently migrated their e-commerce store to Magento and the site kept crashing. JetRails provides Magento hosting and configuration services which have greatly improved the site's reliability and functionality. JetRails now provides 24/7 assistance and fixes any issues they have.

    "[Our site] used to be slow on mobile and sporadic on desktops. Now, the connection is fantastic and users can seamlessly navigate the site on any device." — Marketing Manager, Fashion Company

    Former clients
    Furniture Land South
    Grower's House
    Splash of Pink
    MageMontreal
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Des Plaines, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards Finalist (2017)

  • 12

    BetterWorld Technology

    BetterWorld Technology, LLC is an IT managed services provider. Located in Reston, Va., with additional offices in Chicago and Atlanta, their team of over 10 serves small and midmarket businesses in industries such as nonprofit, healthcare, and business services. Additional services include IT strategy consulting, IT staff augmentation, and cybersecurity. They were founded in 2003.

    Notable Project

    BetterWorld Technology, LLC, provided IT managed services to a nonprofit organization. The team's major responsibilities were internet and phone lines. The team was flexible, responsive, and professional.

    "Whether it’s changing phone messages to adding or subtracting desktop units or phone lines, they’ll do it no problem. Anytime we’ve asked for help or a specific change, they’ve stepped up." — Executive Director, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    The Twelve, Inc.
    Meridian International Center
    Monumental Food
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Simply Smart Technology

    Simply Smart Technology is a managed service provider based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, it has a team of 7 employees that provides cloud consulting, IT managed services, and cyber security services.

    Notable Project

    Simply Smart Technology upgraded the IT infrastructure of a construction organization. They installed new hardware, rewired the entire system, and instituted a remote help desk process so that they could address user issues quickly and efficiently. The client was very happy with the work, and said that their IT performance immediately and drastically improved.

    "Simply Smart represents modern technology with traditional relationship-oriented business practices. They’re focused on great outcomes that make the IT infrastructure completely transparent in our day-to-day work." –Managing Director, Construction Organization

    Former clients
    AllCell Technologies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    LME Services

    Leading IT services company LME Services is based in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Their team includes fewer than 10 employees at the moment. LME Services has been specializing in IT managed services, cybersecurity, and IT strategy consulting for small businesses since it was founded in 1994.

    Notable Project

    For over eight years, LME Services has been providing IT support for an accounting firm. They have applied their technical expertise uniformly to their services, including server assistance, hosting, and security. LME Services rapidly responds to mitigate any technical emergencies that arise. The client particularly appreciated the team's consistent reliability. 

    "We tell them what we want and they take care of everything." – IT Administrator, Law Firm

    Former clients
    SPK Law
    Habitat for Humanity
    Skokie Country Club
    Tepper & Campbell
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Hoffman Estates, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    TechNoir Solutions

    TechNoir Solutions is a Chicago-based managed IT services provider. They were founded in 2012 and have a team of 12 employees who specialize in cloud consulting, IT managed services, and cybersecurity.

    Notable Project

    TechNoir Solutions provided IT services for a coworking company. They managed the development of the technology infrastructure for the client, including bidding on fiber contracts and installing switches, wireless access points, and low voltage lines. The client was happy with their services, and said they have received a lot of positive feedback. 

    “They’re great at scaling to meet needs and creating the best final product possible. They proactively look for ways to improve, all while doing their best to save you money.” – Director of Development, Coworking Company
     

    Former clients
    Naf Naf Grill
    Ace of Spray
    Umbrella One
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    PRO - Technology Professionals

    PRO is an IT services provider based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2003, has a team of more than ten that provides IT managed services, IT strategy consulting, and cybersecurity to small companies and organizations in the manufacturing, nonprofit, financial services, business services, and real estate industries.

    Notable Project

    An insurance agency hired PRO for an ongoing engagement to provide various IT services like move their whole IT setup and provide technical support. PRO has been meeting expectations for every job they were tasked.

    "They always get back to us right away. They’re very easy to work with." - Office Manager, Insurance Agency

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    IT Risk Managers

    IT Risk Managers is an IT solutions company located in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. It was founded in 2007 and now employs a team of 24 that provides IT managed services, IT strategy consulting, cloud consulting & SI, cybersecurity, and IT staff augmentation 

    Notable Project

    A printing firm was having problems with their previous IT provider and needed a new partner. IT Risk Managers now maintains their servers, houses backup servers, manages security, software, and does repairs as needed. 

    "They're multi-talented and possess an admirable work ethic." — Treasurer, Printing Firm

    Former clients
    The Charity Project of Chicago
    Standard Engravers
    West Suburban Accounting Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Shartega IT

    Shartega IT is an IT firm in Chicago. Founded in 2001, they have about 13 employees that serve clients in a wide range of sectors. Services include IT managed services, cybersecurity, and IT strategy consulting.

    Notable Project

    Shartega IT provides managed IT services for a luxury car dealership. They handle all of the partner's IT hardware and software, resolving issues as they arise. Their services have received positive feedback, and the partner described them as reliable.

    "All it takes is a phone call or email and they’re on it." –Administrator, Luxury Car Dealership

    Former clients
    Loeber Motors
    Gerald Auto Group Naperville
    Post Oak Property Management
    Advanced Foot & Ankle
    Fitzgerald Earles Architects and Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Des Plaines, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    OS ITservice

    OS ITservice is an IT support company based in San Diego with an office in Chicago. The company, founded in 2015, has a team of more than ten that provides IT strategy consulting, cybersecurity, IT managed services, and web development services to small and midmarket companies in various industries.

    Notable Project

    A restaurant ordering platform hired OS ITservice to develop a web application that allows customers to order food via QR codes. OS ITservice set up the database, the payment gateway, and the QR code functionality. They also suggested improvements that the platform's internal teams approved. OS ITservice completed the whole system within two months and continues to provide maintenance services. The web application is now used by more than 300 client restaurants.

    "OS ITservice was cost-effective. They have an open-source-oriented workflow." - Founder, Restaurant Ordering Platform

    Former clients
    Chicago Transit Authority
    DTM LLC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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