Who Is Paul Tracey And Why Is Everyone In
Cyber Security Talking About Him?

Paul Tracey, President

A History Of Stopping Security Breaches & IT Problems BEFORE They Happen For SMB’s

Paul Tracey was infuriated that lazy, unresponsive and inept IT personnel and companies were leaving small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks that would cost them everything. In 2012, he founded HIPAA-verified Innovative Technologies as a full-service managed security service provider to help small and medium-sized businesses mitigate cybersecurity risks and establish a company culture that supports secure and efficient IT.

Prior to starting Innovative Technologies almost 10 years ago, Tracey talked to local business owners to gauge their IT and cybersecurity awareness. What he heard shocked him. There was an attitude that security hacks and data breaches only happened to larger, high-profile companies. They were not aware of the risks and responsibilities that exist around their data. The threat did not seem real to them; they did not anticipate that an employee clicking on the wrong link could shut down their company.

How Disaster Inspired Paul Tracey’s Unmatched Security & Compliance Plan

Paul Tracey was a pressman in the printing industry when the unthinkable happened: a devastating shoulder injury disabled him from ever working in manual labor again.

Forced to find an alternative source of income, Paul pursued his tech obsession he’d developed growing up and went back to college. “I always was fascinated with how computers work and how the code could be manipulated,” he said. “In high school I’d program simple video games into graphing calculators. With the arrival of the internet, my curiosity exploded, so it seemed logical to do what I loved.” After graduating from college in 2009 with his network administration degree, he managed an outsourced IT help desk call center with 300 to 400 employees.

But his education for how technology was REALLY being handled started when he went into IT support for a major hospital. Quickly promoted to an Operation Specialist, he was stunned the first time he saw the ugly side of how big corporations were handling IT security and compliance.

Why Your Customers Need To Adopt A HIPAA Mindset

Every morning, when Paul Tracey, founder and CEO of Innovative Technologies, wakes up, he’s greeted with a new list of cybersecurity threats.

The morning we spoke, one of Tracey’s clients had an employee who downloaded a document at their home, uploaded it to their Google Drive, then downloaded it again when they got to work. Loaded with malware, the document put the client’s company in danger. Fortunately, because of the procedures Tracey has in place, his team discovered the document immediately and ended that threat within 35 seconds from when it started. But for many companies that don’t have a cybersecurity plan in place, this wouldn’t have ended so well.

Tracey realized early in his IT career that companies were grossly undereducated and unprepared for cyberthreats. Therefore, for over a decade, Tracey has been on a mission to educate SMB owners whose livelihoods are at risk by what they don’t know about IT and cybersecurity threats. The author of “Delete The Hackers Playbook” and co-author of “Cyberstorm” (due to be released in 2022), he started his own company after witnessing a large hospital pay hefty fines when their lax security caused a major breach. Realizing that “cybersecurity inequity is highly problematic,” Tracey dedicated himself to fighting cybercrime for the business owners who are the most vulnerable. Today, he helps businesses establish a company culture that supports safe, secure, and efficient IT.

Paul’s Top Areas Of Expertise

  • Cyber Security
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • NYS Shield Act
  • NYS Education Law 2.D
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Microsoft Partner
  • Author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm

As a leader in the Cyber Security field and Owner of Innovative Technologies for over 10 years, Paul has helped SMB's experience extraordinary growth, efficiency and increased data protection across all technical platforms while guiding them on their journey through stages of Cyber Security Maturity. He is a highly sought-after speaker and author of the Cybersecurity books Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm. He has been featured in several industry leading publications and Podcasts.

Listen To Why Paul Tracey Is One Of The Most Trusted Leaders In Cyber Security

MSP Success Spotlight - Paul Tracey | Innovative Technologies
The Dangers Of Thumb Drives And How To Protect Your Data – KXYL Newsltalk Radio

Top Reasons You Will Want To Work With Us

We SPECIALIZE In Working With Fast Growing companies trying to manage security and compliance. That means we understand your incredibly hectic and stressful work schedule and WHY it’s critical to remove obstacles, frustrations and technical problems to keep you productive. We understand your desire to eliminate waste, extra steps, work-arounds and manual labor. We also have tech support available 24/7/365 since we know you don’t work the normal “9-5” day, and can help you maintain the freedom to work remote while making sure you meet compliance standards for data security and backups.

We Have The Unique Ability To Address Your IT Needs – From Vision Through Long-Term Support. We assist from vision to design and planning, to product specification through pricing and acquisition, to installation, implementation, documentation and project management, to post-project support of you and/or your users. This allows you to have one consistent team to work with that understands your environment, your people, how you work and your history, which means you don’t have to waste time educating us.

We Have A Team Of Certified Experts On Staff. Unlike other IT firms, who have one guy trying to juggle multiple projects and wear various hats, we have a team of engineers on staff with diverse, specialized areas of expertise who work together to deliver the most effective and correct solutions to you. As a client, you are assigned to one of these teams. You’ll always be able to get someone on the phone who knows YOU and understands YOUR environment and YOUR systems to provide helpful answers and quick resolutions of problems instead of having to talk to a complete stranger hundreds of miles away who knows nothing of you or your systems and wastes your time asking a lot of really dumb and annoying questions to try and “help” you.

We Use Our Vendor Relationships To YOUR Advantage. Having an advanced level of partnership with key vendors (Microsoft, Dell. Ingram Micro, Google, Cytracom) allows us access to special pre- and post-project assistance support levels that most “partners” do not have. We are able to provide the right solutions, priced right and validated by the vendor, so if any issues come up, we can get them resolved quickly and effectively.

We Support Both On-Premise And Cloud Solutions. Some IT firms won’t offer or recommend cheaper cloud solutions because THEY make less money. Our philosophy is – and always has been – to offer what’s BEST for the customer, not us. That’s how we keep so many customers long-term. We’ll base our recommendations on what YOU want and what YOU feel most comfortable with. Our job is to lay out your options, educate you on the pros and cons of each and guide you to the best, most cost-effective solution for you.

All Projects Are Completed As Agreed On And On Budget. When you hire us to complete a project for you, we won’t nickel-and-dime you with unforeseen or unexpected charges or delays. We guarantee to deliver precisely what we promised to deliver, on time and on budget. We can offer our agreements on a fixed-fee basis so you know exactly what you’re going to pay, not a penny more.

We Have Flexible, Tailored-To-Your-Needs Support Options To Help You Better Manage Your Environment. We provide our customers with a variety of managed support options, ranging from back-end maintenance and monitoring for issues, to user help-desk support with ticketing, to strategy and budget and asset/license life-cycle management. We have successfully provided these services for over 10 years and can create a solution specifically for you and your team.

We Are One Of A Few Elite Compliancy Partners in The Country. HIPAA, FERPA, CMMC, NYS SHIELD ACT Compliance solutions are NOT something you want to attempt on your own. There are dozens of ways an improper management can cause major financial problems, ransomware, lost data and fines, and a host of other problems – you need someone with experience in multiple environments with a variety of clients. W e have that experience – from a small office with 20 employees to a full Office for a customer with 500 employees, we can help.