Attack simulations, physical security, social engineering, and open source intelligence assessments can help law firms learn and self-correct before a real hacker gets through first.
A comprehensive security management program gives equal weight to external and internal threats. While outsiders may know more about the latest attack methods, insiders have intimate knowledge about the company which can lead to loss of sensitive data and wreak havoc on profits and market share. By moving from a reactive, ad hoc strategy for handling insider threats to a proactive, preventative, and coordinated approach, companies can minimize the financial and reputational impact of insider attacks — and someday maybe even prevent them altogether.
The financial and organizational realities of two organizations merging or a smaller company being acquired by a larger one are profound. It’s critical to understand how to value, assess, protect and properly transition assets. Conducting thorough and reasoned cyber due diligence is an often overlooked but critical step in the cadence of M&A groundwork to a successful transaction.
“Having spent five years at Wickr I was ready for a set of new challenges. It’s been really rewarding and fun to address a lot of the possible issues of the day in my role at Wickr,” DeTrani told Corporate Counsel. “But focusing on threats that exist within enterprises and how to help solve those threats is where I saw myself spending more time in the future. That’s why it made sense to transition to Nisos.”
Cyber services and investigations firm Nisos has raised $6 million in funding from Columbia Capital. Jason Booma, a Partner at Columbia, is joining Nisos’ board of directors, along with David Northington, who was most recently managing director at Accenture.
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