Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – New York (NY)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – New York

Many New York City and New York 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 – New York City

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs provides cybersecurity risk assessments to companies’ organizations and family offices in New York City and New York. 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 York 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 York Cybersecurity Specialists

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

New York City has recently faced several significant cybersecurity incidents, emphasizing the need for robust defenses and coordinated responses. In one notable incident, the Montefiore Medical Center agreed to a $4.75 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services following a malicious insider breach. An employee at Montefiore stole the protected health information of over 12,000 patients and sold it to an identity theft ring. The investigation revealed significant lapses in the hospital’s cybersecurity measures, leading to implementing a corrective action plan to enhance data protection and compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.

New York City public schools have also been targeted. A cybersecurity breach compromised the data of 45,000 students and staff, exploiting a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer software. This incident followed a previous breach the year before, which affected the personal data of 820,000 students through the online grading system Illuminate Education. These breaches highlighted ongoing vulnerabilities within the educational sector and the urgent need for stricter data protection measures.