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IT’S A NEW CYBERWORLD. IS YOUR STAFFING COMPANY PREPARED?

IT’S A NEW CYBERWORLD. IS YOUR STAFFING COMPANY PREPARED?

Cybersecurity is high on the agendas of staffing company executives because cybercrime is a serious issue. Recent breaches have occurred as a result of human failure rather than technology failure because today’s advanced persistent threats target people, not systems. 80 percent of security spending is for perimeter security which is only effective for 30 percent of the risk. There is a strategic gap between security risks and security solutions. Since cybersecurity is all about risk management, it is essential that the risk strategy be managed throughout the organization.

Regardless of company size, security breaches result in reputational damage and material business disruption. Developing and managing an effective cybersecurity program is becoming a necessity in today’s internet-driven economy. Failure to adequately assess and manage cyber risks can lead to financial and reputational ruin.

UHY’s cybersecurity team addresses the issue as a strategic business risk. We tailor each cybersecurity engagement to the needs of staffing companies. The cornerstone of our methodology is to translate IT risks into business risks and provide meaningful insight to staffing companies. We provide a value-added service that assesses and improves security posture for staffing companies.

Our security experts have a unique understanding and knowledge of conducting penetration tests for staffing companies. We are experienced in conducting remote tests of the perimeter and assessing other critical access points including VPNs and third-party interfaces to “trusted” servicers or business partners. Once vulnerabilities are identified, our penetration tests attempt to exploit system vulnerabilities in a proactive and authorized manner.

1. Analyze security issues to secure an IT infrastructure
2. Prevent harm to—or destruction of—computer networks, applications, devices, and data
3. Develop procedures to manage enterprise security risks
4. Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems

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