Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – Lexington (KY)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – Lexington (KY)

Many Lexington and Kentucky 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 – Lexington

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

Lexington 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 Lexington Cybersecurity Specialists

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

In Lexington, Kentucky, there have been significant cybersecurity incidents recently. One notable case involved cybercriminals stealing $4 million in federal rent assistance and housing funds. The city is investigating this theft with the FBI and Secret Service. Cybercriminals intercepted emails between the city and a local community council, diverting the funds to their accounts. This type of cybercrime, a business email compromise (BEC), is becoming increasingly common and affects various sectors, including government, universities, and businesses. Lexington officials are attempting to recover the stolen funds and have suspended all wire transfers to the affected council until the investigation concludes.

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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).