Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – Houston (TX)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – Houston (TX)

Many Houston and Texas 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 – Houston

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

Houston 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 Houston Cybersecurity Specialists

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

Recently, Houston has experienced several notable cybersecurity incidents. One of the significant events was an attack on the city hall, which suffered from ransomware issues, causing disruptions in municipal services. This incident is part of a broader trend of increasing ransomware attacks targeting public sector entities across the nation.

Additionally, in January 2024, the financial technology sector in Houston saw a major breach when the securities lending platform EquiLend was compromised. This ransomware attack forced some of its services offline, underscoring the vulnerabilities in financial institutions. Houston’s energy sector also faced cyber threats, as highlighted at the SecureWorld conference in April 2024. The discussions emphasized the need for enhanced security measures to protect critical infrastructure from both cyber and physical attacks.

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).