How does your organization implement and operate its Security Environment? 

Security breaches, threats and attacks remain in the news on nearly a daily basis – most recently, the ransomware attack on NCR made headlines due to its massive impact on the Aloha point-of-sale.  Nick Stavropoulos, Director of Security at W. Capra emphasized, “Implementing and operating your security program the right way will cost a fraction of not doing so – and that doesn’t even include the potential PR fallout of a massive breach.” 

Why look outside your own IT team? 

Using a third party can be an effective strategy for mitigating the risk of ransomware attacks. There is a wide range of key steps a company can take to utilize a third party effectively in preventing and responding to ransomware incidents from Risk Assessments to Security Audits and Penetration Testing.   

Stavropoulos stressed, “Your overarching security program needs to be dynamic and responsive to the ever-changing threat landscape.  As we’ve seen with the recent ransomware attacks, no amount of diligence from a software or hardware perspective can help with the exposure from lack of employee training or awareness as it relates to these threats. “ 

Remember, while involving a third party can significantly enhance your organization’s security posture, it’s important to choose a reputable and trustworthy provider with a proven track record in cybersecurity. 

How do I get started? 

Either a Security Health Check or more in-depth Security Assessment are both excellent ways for W. Capra, as an independent third party, to apply the lens of security best practices to your firm’s current environment.  Stavropoulos added, “Sometimes the nearsightedness that results from looking at your environment every day prevents you from stepping back and looking holistically at your environment and security posture.  W. Capra can add that view and provide a clear path of recommended next steps and actions.  Security is not a ‘set and forget’ type of requirement- it gets more complex every day. More control over your environment can help to ensure operations are significantly less impacted after the inevitable successful phishing/spoofing attempt to gain access to your internal systems.” 

Nick Stavropoulos is dedicated to assisting W. Capra clients with all things security, keeping our clients from headlines. For further discussion, contact Nick Stavropoulos at [email protected].

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