Press Release

Nearly 90 percent of Organizations Lack Holistic Cybersecurity Testing Program

CHICAGO (September 5, 2018) – A flash poll conducted by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) indicates only 12 percent of respondents belong to an organization that has adopted a holistic cybersecurity testing program.

“The cybersecurity threat landscape has evolved dramatically, with significant advancements in the sophistication of cyberattack methods,” David Ross, Baker Tilly privacy practice leader and cybersecurity practice growth leader, said. “The more organizations can anticipate risks and build in controls, testing and monitoring to enhance their cybersecurity posture, the better position the organization will be in to detect, defend, respond to and recover from the inevitable breach.”

Dan Argynov, manager with Baker Tilly’s cybersecurity and IT risk practice, said, “By incorporating advanced cyber intelligence techniques with traditional testing methods to create a comprehensive cybersecurity program, an organization will have a better grasp on its potential risks.”

Baker Tilly recently held an educational webinar, “Advanced cyber intelligence techniques: Integrated security testing,” which walks through several case studies organizations can use to understand potential cyberattack scenarios and prioritize mitigation strategies.

The webinar presenters discussed:

1. Threat modeling techniques

2. How the various elements of integrated security testing can create a holistic view of an organization’s cyber risks

3. Applying criteria to determine how and what to prioritize, and where to dedicate resources, time and budget to enhance the organization’s security posture

Presentation slides and a recording of the webinar are available at

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