By John Hock, CPA, CISA, CITP, SOC – Manager, IT Advisory and Security Group

Q: As a business owner, I am not confident our organization is secure from a cyber perspective. What can I do to evaluate our current cyber resilience?

Having a clear vision of your organization’s cybersecurity posture is more important than ever as cyber threats continue to propagate across the nation. Unfortunately, many business owners may think they are not a target or even doing all the right things to protect their businesses from cyberattacks or data breaches. The reality is –  history has proven that they don’t know what they don’t know.

The first step your organization can take to gain a clear understanding of its current cyber resilience is to have a cybersecurity assessment performed. At its most basic level, a third-party cyber assessment shows how well a company has implemented defenses designed to protect it from a cyberattack, whether that be a breach of data or fraud driven by a cyberattack. These assessments aim to diagnose potential risks before something serious happens and measure how well a company has prepared itself to defend against and recover from such attacks. This can be used as a framework for creating a plan of action and remediating items based on their level of risk to the organization.

If you have doubts about your organization’s cyber resilience, contact Doeren Mayhew’s IT Advisory and Security Group today.