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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

ACE IT Solutions Nominated for Five Hedge Fund Technology Awards

ACE IT Solutions has been nominated as a finalist for five HFMWeek 2017 US Hedge Fund Technology Awards, including: Best infrastructure provider (read more) Best IT consultancy service (read more) Best IT service for small and start-up firms (read more) Best security solution (read more) Best overall technology firm – client service​ (read more) The 2017 US… Continue Reading

SEC Announces Examination Priorities for 2016

On January 11, 2016, the staff of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its annual announcement on examination priorities for the coming calendar year. While the announcement contains broad and general descriptions of areas in which the staff intends to focus, there are several key points to… Continue Reading

Is it Time for an Active Directory Audit?

Today’s organizations need to govern and enforce user access across multiple channels, including mobile, social and cloud. At the same time, they must address business needs such as role management, compliance and audit reporting and integration of various user populations. Identity and access management solutions (IMAC) help strengthen compliance and reduce risk by protecting and… Continue Reading

Beware of the latest CyptoWall Ransomware scam

Important Virus Alert!! There is a new strain of the Crypto ransomware virus, like previous infections it is delivered via email. In this case the subject line says “Resume” with an attachment labeled “my_resume.zip “. This email bypasses most email scanning engines as well as virus protection programs. Should a user open the attachment, their PC… Continue Reading

Approximately 14 million records exposed in the largest theft of government data ever seen

According to recent estimates from investigators, as many as 14 million federal employees’ records may have been compromised in the Federal office of Personnel Management OPM, which manages background checks, pension payments and job training across myriad federal agencies. FBI investigators suspect China-based hackers in the attack. In response, the White House is pushing to get various government agencies… Continue Reading

Last Call for Microsoft Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server support is ending on July 14, 2015.  After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. Businesses… Continue Reading

SEC issues additional guidance on cyber security risk management

The SEC’s Division of Investment Management — which regulates investment companies and investment advisers — has recently issued additional cybersecurity guidance in the form of a Guidance Update based on its 2014 security sweep examinations. Though the alert is fairly broad and high-level, it provides more detail on what reasonable security measures are and it expressly… Continue Reading