Membership includes access to tools to bolster practice’s cybersecurity defense offerings

Greenville, SC (August 28, 2018) – Elliott Davis, one of the largest accounting, tax, and consulting services providers in the Southeast, announces that the firm’s Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity practice has become a CIS SecureSuite™ member. Membership provides access to an array of resources that complement and enhance the practice’s growing portfolio of cybersecurity solutions.

“CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is a recognized leader in the cybersecurity industry, and their cyber group developed the framework we use to perform our cyber program assessments,” says Jimmy Buddenberg, director of the firm’s Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity practice. “By utilizing the tools included with the SecureSuite Service in conjunction with our current cyber defense offerings, we can provide our clients with an even greater level of information system protection.”

Among the SecureSuite resources that will be utilized most are CIS Controls™, a set of cyber practices developed by experts from around the world to stop today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyberattacks. These industry-accepted standards will enable the Elliott Davis team to both improve its clients’ cybersecurity defenses and meet compliance requirements for ISO, PCI, HIPAA, and other regulations.

These additional offerings will prove particularly effective when coupled with Elliott Davis’ cybersecurity scorecard assessment methodology. Using a custom scoring algorithm, the cybersecurity team can rate the security program maturity (A, B, C, D scale) of 20 areas within an organization, and then develop a prioritized action plan that addresses these issues based on degree of vulnerability.

“By equipping ourselves with the most comprehensive cyber assessment tools available, we’re well positioned to combat increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and help our clients improve their overall cybersecurity posture,” says Buddenberg, who has more than two decades of IT and security services experience. “This, in turn, empowers them to focus on running their enterprises rather than worrying about a potential cyber breach.”