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Could a Cybersecurity Breach Get You Fired?

As cybersecurity becomes a priority for managing business risk, C-level executives are being held accountable for cybersecurity weaknesses in their organization. With the recent deluge of high-profile breaches, CEO tenure is now at risk based cybersecurity regulationson the effective control and protection of corporate assets.

A cybersecurity hack could ruin a company. Board members (and stockholders) are putting the onus on the CEO to hire the right technology advisor and deploy the proper  cybersecurity protection. Recently, the CEO of FACC, an Austrian company, was fired after 20 years of service because of a cybersecurity breach that cost the company over $50 million. It is clear that when a cybersecurity breach results in a large financial loss, someone will be held accountable, and it is becoming clear that stockholders and board members will not have much tolerance for an executive that allows a breach to happen.

Executives must protect the business to protect their careers, which requires demonstrating good judgement, practicing due diligence, and making a “reasonable effort” to prevent damage to the company via cybersecurity breaches or other malfeasance.

ACE IT Solutions helps CEO, CIOs and other C-level executives manage cybersecurity risks. We’ve structured our cybersecurity program to stay ahead of — and effectively respond to — cyber threats and their diverse, multi-faceted attacks. ACE IT Solutions highly-effective security services and tools that can be mixed and matched according to each business’ specific needs.

We recommend the following resources for C-level executives looking for cybersecurity guidance:

Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework

When it comes to IT security, one size does not fit all. ACE IT Solutions and our cybersecurity business partners are experts at assessing and managing risk. View our Risk Management Framework for details about the cybersecurity solutions we offer to help executive manage cybersecurity risk.

Cybersecurity Playbook

Download our cybersecurity playbook to learn which solutions should be included by every organization as part of a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

Best Practices for Cybersecurity Preparedness

This whitepaper identifies standards and best practices relative to cybersecurity, which businesses can use for guidance as a framework to implement a thoughtful approach to security throughout their entire organization.

Additional Resources

Read more cybersecurity thought leadership here.

Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646.558.6358 or to schedule a cybersecurity assessment. We can help you understand your risks and how best to control them.

 

 

8 Tips for Improving Your Business’ Security Posture

Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, but it must be given the proper attention. Security is no longer an optional service. It should be woven into every aspect of a business’ technology infrastructure and it requires attention on every level — from employees to c-level executives. Implement these simple strategies to help protect… Continue Reading

What Businesses Can Learn from British Airways’ Technology Outage

British Airways’ massive technology outage that occurred over Memorial Day weekend is said to cost the airline $68 million and stranded over 75,000 people. The outage involved a power surge on Saturday morning that hit the airline’s flight, baggage and communication systems and left the airline scrambling to bring systems back online and appease frustrated customers. British Airways is… Continue Reading

ACE IT Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services

New York, NY,  February 15, 2017 – ACE IT Solutions announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ACE IT Solutions to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed IT… Continue Reading

How to Test your Disaster Recovery Plan

It should not take an outage to compel your business to evaluate its business continuity and response strategy.  One should be in place long before disaster strikes.     The beginning of the year is a good time to test your disaster recovery / business continuity plan. (And put one into place if you haven’t yet.)… Continue Reading

ACE IT Solutions Nominated For 4 Prestigious 2016 HFMWeek Technology Awards

ACE IT Solutions is proud to announce that we have been nominated for several prestigious HFMWeek US Technology awards, rewarding excellence in hedge fund technology: Best Infrastructure Provider Best IT Consultancy Service Best IT Service for Small and Start-up Firms Best Security Solution The HFMWee​k 2016 US Technology Awards recognize and reward hedge fund technology providers as well… Continue Reading

Big Banks Spending Big Bucks to Fight Cyber Crime

The biggest banks in the U.S. are responding to the cyber crime epidemic by beefing up their cybersecurity programs to defend the financial industry. It is no secret that cyber criminals are winning. It is estimated that cyber attacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year, which includes direct damage plus post-attack disruption to the… Continue Reading

Data Backup or Disaster Recovery — Which is the best choice for your business?

What is the different between data backup and disaster recovery?  We get this question a lot from clients looking to find the balance between their budget requirements and making sure they can access their data and technology whenever they need it. Data Backup  Data backup is a necessity. Non-optional. Every businesses must have it. Data backup… Continue Reading

Questions to Ask Your Managed Services Provider About Cybersecurity

Can you trust your Managed Services Provider with your organization’s cybersecurity? Some businesses are lagging in cybersecurity protection because they cannot find a security professional with up-to-date security skills. The ever-changing nature of the cybersecurity threat landscape makes securing business’ infrastructures a struggle for CIOs. Often, cybersecurity measures are left to the managed services provider to… Continue Reading

Global Assoication of Risk Professionals Focus on Cybersecurity

Warren Finkel, Managing Partner of ACE IT Solutions, was recently featured in an article addressing cybersecurity for Risk Professionals. According to the article, “Regulators in the financial services sector have put cyber security front and center on their list of priorities.” In fact, a St. Louis-based investment advisor was recently charged with failing to ensure the… Continue Reading