While many large businesses suffered breaches, small and medium businesses were an easier target for hackers because of their lack of resources and security expertise. [...]
Mission-Driven Security Company & Security Services
ESG-Focused Security Services
Since 2001, AGB has created hundreds of jobs and opportunities for those in the community. AGB provides workforce development programs, internships and scholarships for young adults, and programs to assist families in underserved communities. Partnering with AGB helps transform the lives of minorities in these communities.
At AGB, we use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria to help us find companies and partners with values that match our own. These guidelines drive our decision-making and ensure that we are good stewards of our resources, strong advocates for our people and communities, and honest, transparent leaders.
Cyber Security Solutions
The Cyber Security Division of our security company offers a range of services to protect your organization against cyber threats. Our comprehensive approach to physical and cyber security convergence addresses the emerging threats of this new security landscape. The division specializes in Information Security and Event Monitoring through our Security Operations Center. We offer expert Security Consulting for organizations assessing their physical and network health, as well as providing Vulnerability and Patch Management Services. Contact us now to learn more.
Security Guards & Services
“AGB is responsive to requests for additional coverage within a timely manner. Their officers are highly trained to handle any situation they may face securing our property.”
“AGB quickly responds to requests for additional protective services and is always willing to assist in any way possible. The merchants in the community have seen a decrease in nuisance crimes since AGB started providing security and protection. The guards are always dependable and reliable.”
“AGB has been nothing short of professional, timely and reliable to work with. Their security companies offer protection and help deter and eliminate issues with potential criminal activity.”
News & Blogs
If you’re considering hiring a security guard, you’ll first want to know what kind of guarding solutions are right for your situation. You may pay as little as $20 per hour for an entry-level security guard, or you may pay more than...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Security Experts Who Give Back
The AGB Foundation is the charitable arm of AGB Investigative Services security company. AGB stands for Always Giving Back. As we provide security services to companies throughout the country, we are also fully committed to providing professional opportunities for high school students and young adults within the most underserved areas of Chicago.
Families supported annually through Family First Care packages
Hours of internship and coaching provided
AGB Institute in Chicago
The AGB Institute is a private, nonprofit training center on the South side of Chicago that is dedicated to helping adults enhance their professional and life skills. Our mission is to advance a more diverse and skilled workforce. In addition to skills needed to perform within a security company such as unarmed and armed security guards, cyber security, and workplace safety, we also offer education in personal development and business skills.