Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – Charlotte (NC)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – Charlotte

Many Charlotte and North 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 – Charlotte

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessments to companies’ organizations and family offices in Charlotte and North 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.

Charlotte 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 Charlotte Cybersecurity Specialists

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessment services to companies in Charlotte and across North 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 Charlotte Cybersecurity Incidents

Recent cybersecurity incidents in Charlotte, NC have highlighted significant vulnerabilities in both public and private sectors. A notable event involved the ransomware attack on the software provider Cott Systems. This attack, which occurred around the Christmas holidays, disrupted services for multiple registers of deeds in North Carolina, including those in Pamlico County. The attack led to the temporary shutdown of systems and forced local officials to revert to manual, paper-based processes to continue their operations. The company engaged cyber specialists to investigate the breach and confirmed it was an organized attack.

In addition, the city has seen discussions on cybersecurity at various conferences, emphasizing the need for robust defenses against evolving threats. At the SecureWorld conference held in Charlotte, experts discussed advancements in AI and machine learning for cybersecurity, highlighting how these technologies can enhance threat detection and response capabilities. This event brought together leaders from various organizations to share insights on managing and mitigating cybersecurity risks.