Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – New Orleans (LA)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – New Orleans (LA)

Many New Orleans and Louisiana 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 – New Orleans

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessments to companies’ organizations and family offices in New Orleans and Louisiana. 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.

New Orleans 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 New Orleans Cybersecurity Specialists

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessment services to companies in New Orleans and across Louisiana 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 New Orleans Cybersecurity Incidents

In New Orleans, Louisiana, cybersecurity incidents have been a significant concern. One notable case involved a new cyber defense unit established by the U.S. Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans. The Network Activity Reserve (NetAct-Res) unit is tasked with hardening, defending, and countering cyber threats to ensure secure communications for the Marine Corps Reserve Component. The establishment of this unit highlights the increasing importance of cybersecurity in military operations and the efforts to streamline and standardize cyber defense under the U.S. Cyber Command.

In another incident, corporate IT systems at Cencora, a pharmaceutical services company formerly AmerisourceBergen, were targeted in a cyberattack. The attack led to data exfiltration, including personal information, though it did not significantly impact the company’s operations. This incident underscores the vulnerability of healthcare and related sectors to cyber threats.

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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).