Cybersecurity Services

Middle-market companies are at greater risk of a cyber attack.

61% of small- and medium-sized businesses experienced a cyber attack in the last year (Ponemon Institute), while 28% of cyber incidents are caused by internal factors from errors in judgement or lack of controls and policies. (Verizon)


Small- and medium-sized businesses experienced a cyber attack in the last year


Cyber incidents caused by internal factors

In a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents, primarily management of middle-market companies, conveyed a perception of a high or moderate risk of a cybersecurity incident.

Fewer than half indicated they were prepared for such an incident.

Our approach is designed to address cyber incidents

at any stage of the risk cycle:

  • Vulnerability assessments – using sophisticated software, we can test your systems for gaps that allow bad actors to access your systems
  • Network Security Assessments – we help answer the question, “Is our network secure?” while also assisting your team in remediating high-risk issues. Our in-depth testing and assessments will identify unexpected weaknesses in your organization’s security that typically are found through configuration mistakes and un-patched vulnerabilities
  • 24/7 System Monitoring – our tools can keep a constant eye on your network, identify information coming and going, then alert you to any anomalies or risks in real time
  • Penetration testing – an active process in which ethical hackers attempt to safely breach your system to reveal gaps and digital open doors
  • Privacy Assessments – a technical review of your networks, with recommendations on security improvements to ensure privacy compliance
  • Disaster Recovery Planning – we help you formulate a plan to protect and recover your systems and data in the event of a disaster
  • Managed Enterprise Security Services – a team of highly trained professionals will continuously evaluate, monitor, and defend your information systems to protect your organization from all kinds of cyber threats
  • Network Design and Maintenance – we can organize your systems to be protected as soon as they go live rather than repairing damage after an attack
  • Cyber Policies and Procedures – since internal mistakes are commonly the cause of breaches, we can create handbooks and policies to protect your networks from internal actions that might compromise your security
  • Training – along with those policies is ongoing training for your employees (e.g., we can deploy “fake-phishing” campaigns to learn if your employees are following your policies and procedures)
  • Cyber Risk Assessments – using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) model, we can perform a more formal risk assessment to comply with your insurance carriers’ requirements for cyber coverage. Some insurance carriers offer a discount on the insurance coverage, or more favorable coverage, for companies that perform such assessments
  • Privacy Compliance – ensure your systems are secure and properly protecting your customer’s privacy. Our process focuses on maintaining privacy compliance for the standards your company is held to
  • Remediation Compliance – every step of our process to remediate breaches or data loss will be compliant with current standards
  • Incident Response – our incident response team can jump into action in the event a breach is discovered, first focusing on containment, followed by investigating the incident, and eradicating the problem. We also work to recover data and protect your systems, and preserve records in the event of an insurance claim or lawsuit. As part of the planning process, we provide a post-event action plan with roles and responsibilities to minimize disruption and loss of market reputation
  • Forensic Analysis – our highly skilled, expert staff of certified forensic examiners will swiftly respond to reported incidents to collect, preserve, and analyze all digital evidence and artifacts to determine root cause. Our professionals also have the education, training, and experience to take investigations a step further by serving as subject matter experts in courtrooms and litigation proceedings

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Jeff Eckert

Director at Pathway Forensics,
a subsidiary of Briggs & Veselka
(713) 401-3380


Thao Griepp

FVLS Director, CPA, J.D.


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