Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – Cleveland (OH)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – Cleveland (OH)

Many Cleveland and Ohio businesses face various challenges when managing cybersecurity programs. These include ever-evolving threats, human errors, misconfigurations, poor maintenance, and a lack of a formal cybersecurity plan. Without adequate and updated protections, an organization is exposed to reputational damage, intellectual property theft, stolen data, and financial loss. 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 – Cleveland

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

Cleveland 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 Cleveland Cybersecurity Specialists

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessment services to companies in Cleveland and acrossOhio 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 Cleveland Cybersecurity Incidents

Cleveland, Ohio, has experienced several notable cybersecurity incidents recently. One significant event involved a cyberattack on the city’s IT infrastructure, which forced the closure of City Hall and disrupted various municipal services. While specific details about the nature of the attack have not been fully disclosed, they highlight the vulnerability of public sector systems to cyber threats.

Additionally, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has been actively addressing cybersecurity threats, given its critical role in the financial system. The Cleveland Fed has implemented rigorous cybersecurity measures and collaborates with other financial institutions to enhance cyber resilience. This includes conducting exercises to prepare for potential ransomware attacks and continuously monitoring for threats to protect the region’s financial stability.

National Reach

We also provide cybersecurity risk assessment services to companies in Atlanta (GA), Birmingham (AL), Charleston (SC), Charlotte (NC), Chicago (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Denver (CO), Des Moines (IA), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX),  Indianapolis (IN), Las Vegas (NV), Lexington (KY), Little Rock (AR), Miami (FL), Minneapolis (MN), Nashville (TN), Newark (NJ), New Orleans (LA), New York (NY),  Omaha (NE), Richmond (VA), Santa Fe (NM), and Wilmington (DE).