Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – Charleston (SC)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – South Carolina

Many Charleston and South Carolina businesses face various challenges when managing cybersecurity programs. This includes ever-evolving threats, human errors, misconfigurations, poor maintenance, and a lack of a formal cybersecurity plan. An organization is exposed to reputational damage, intellectual property theft, stolen data, and financial loss without adequate and updated protections. In fact, according to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Study, the average breach cost in 2023 was $4.5M. This figure reflects the loss potential and the importance of a comprehensive cybersecurity program.

The first step in evaluating your program is to conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment. It is designed to identify and test assets that could be impacted by an attack, including hardware, systems, customer/patient data, and intellectual property. It also looks for vulnerabilities due to poor cyber hygiene, cloud vulnerabilities, poor data management, and inadequate post-attack procedures. The resulting report provides insight into how to increase overall effectiveness.

Cybersecurity Risk Assessments – Charleston

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessments to companies’ organizations and family offices in Charleston and South Carolina. Our team has years of experience evaluating existing protections and recommending improvements against ransomware, phishing, and other malicious attacks. Our team members hold numerous industry certifications from ISC2, Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, VMware, and more. This means we have both the technical knowledge and practical experience to evaluate systems and remediate concerns across many areas.

Charleston Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Services

Our risk assessment services feature an initial review of the company’s compliance requirements, including Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), NYDFS (23 NYCRR Part 500), PCI, or the new FTC safeguard requirements, followed by a gap analysis. The assessment often includes vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and other activities needed to evaluate risk. The result is a written report that provides a clear picture of the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

We offer additional cybersecurity services that may need to be implemented based on the findings in the report, including:

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Contact our Charleston Cybersecurity Specialists

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessment services to companies in Charleston and across South Carolina from our Miami headquarters. If you have questions or need assistance with a risk assessment or other cybersecurity service, complete the form below,, and a team member will contact you shortly.

Recent Charleston Cybersecurity Incidents

Charleston, SC, has experienced several significant cybersecurity incidents, underscoring the growing threats to both public and private sectors. One primary focus has been on the critical infrastructure within the state. The South Carolina Emergency Management Association has highlighted various cybersecurity threats and trends, particularly those targeting critical infrastructure. Efforts by the South Carolina Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (SC CIC) program are ongoing to mitigate these risks and enhance the resilience of the state’s critical systems.

Additionally, a series of cybersecurity summits and workshops, including the 2024 Palmetto Cybersecurity Summit, have been organized to address these issues. These events aim to educate and prepare local businesses and government agencies on best practices in cybersecurity, risk management, and incident response. Topics covered include the role of AI in security, ransomware threats, and strategies for improving overall cybersecurity readiness.