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Our cyber risk services bring cyber threats into focus, allowing for proactive action. And we can communicate those threats effectively. We can speak Geek and CEO, bridging the gap that often prevents companies from moving forward in securing against cyberattacks.
The Cyber Threat is Real
As our small businesses become more interconnected through technology, cybersecurity has become a top concern for enterprises. Since we have become more dependent on data, the more safety and security of the data becomes essential. And for a good reason.
Every year is an excellent year for those carrying out cyberattacks against companies and governments. IBM Security reported in their yearly study that a data breach costs organizations an average of $3.6 million. While the costs are going down each year, the data breaches were more significant than ever before.
It is not just the financial services firms and defense organizations, all types and sizes of organizations are at risk especially small businesses. Any organization which collects and stores information on customers electronically or keeps its accounts in a cloud has a cyber risk. Organizations must remain secure, vigilant, and resilient to both minimize risk and optimize new opportunities.
Can you confidently answer the below questions?
Do you have the appropriate cyber risk strategy in place to ensure your organization can survive a cyber threat without disruption? Are you prepared to effectively communicate with key stakeholders if a cyber incident happens and damage is done?
A good cyber risk management program should establish clear communications and situational awareness about the cyber risks facing your organization and industry. While it will not make your organization attack-proof, it will afford you the time to manage the situation at hand instead of figuring out the response systems.
What steps do you need to take to keep on the right side of laws to remain compliant if a data breach occurs?
Compliance is complex. Companies operate in a global environment. No longer can organizations focus on where the location of the headquarters is, but wherever their customers live. There are 50 U.S. states all with different definitions of personal information and laws for reporting data breaches. The European Union (EU) has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that affects every business that has customers located in the EU as to what personal data is collected and used.
We can assist you through the process of developing a strategy and help you communicate effectively when a situation occurs with our cyber risk services. We understand cyber security threats to small businesses and provide cyber risk services.
Before you can secure your data, you need to understand the risks and options available to your small business. Let us guide you.
We deploy a three-part process. Starting with the discovery process, we take a deep dive to:
- Evaluate relevant threats to your organization
- Assess internal and external vulnerabilities
- Estimate the impact of the exploitation of those vulnerabilities
- Determine the likelihood of exploitation
- Develop a blueprint for action
Based on the outcome of the evaluation, working with you and your team, we develop a nimble response plan addressing the outcomes and giving you a roadmap forward to manage a breach.
We deep drive evaluating relevant threats and understand what the cyber risk landscape is for your business and industry.
Once you understand your cyber risks, you can move to migrate those risks with a customized response plan.
The weakest link in your cybersecurity is human. We provide you with specialized training for your staff.
1:1 Small Business Strategy
Do you have questions about small business cybersecurity, public relations, crisis communications, and online reputation management? And you want to talk to a 20 year professional about your business instead of going to Google for answers? Then walk away with solutions and actionable items?
A 90-minute Small Business Business Strategy Session with Ann Marie van den Hurk is what you need to start to close the gaps in your business.