Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – Philadelphia (PA)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – Philadelphia (PA)

Many Philadelphia and Pennslyvania 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 – Philadelphia

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

Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Cybersecurity Specialists

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

Philadelphia has recently experienced several significant cybersecurity incidents affecting various sectors. In January 2024, the Philadelphia Police Department’s data dashboard reported an incident where a phishing attack on the server led to network outages. This impacted county government operations, including the court system, causing service disruptions and restricting online access to court records.

Cencora, a major healthcare services provider, was targeted by a cyberattack that resulted in data theft. While the company took steps to contain the attack and launched an investigation with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts, details about the stolen data and whether it has been leaked are still unclear​ (TechRadar)​.

Additionally, the financial sector in Philadelphia saw an incident involving EquiLend, a securities lending infrastructure platform, which faced a ransomware attack in January 2024. The attack caused significant disruption, prompting the company to take some services offline to mitigate the impact and recover from the breach.

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).