Cybersecurity Risk Assessment – Richmond (VA)

Risk Assessments Cybersecurity – Richmond

Many Richmond and Virginia 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 – Richmond

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

Richmond 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 Richmond Cybersecurity Specialists

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

Recent cybersecurity incidents in Richmond have brought significant attention to the vulnerabilities present in various sectors. One notable incident involved a sophisticated attack targeting B.C. government networks. Premier David Eby confirmed the detection of advanced cybersecurity incidents affecting several government systems, with ongoing investigations to determine the full extent of the breaches and the potential compromise of sensitive data.

Furthermore, a global perspective on recent cyber attacks reveals an alarming increase in the frequency and complexity of these incidents. For instance, the CrowdStrike 2024 Global Threat Report highlighted a 75% increase in cloud intrusions and a surge in identity-based attacks facilitated by generative AI. These attacks have become increasingly stealthy, often using valid credentials and legitimate tools to bypass detection​.