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Brian Kirk

CISSP

Director of Cybersecurity

Professional Overview

As Cybersecurity Practice Leader, Brian helps customers assess and improve their security posture through security assessments, IT budget reviews and technology implementations. His diverse background and industry experience provides customers with a holistic view of their security program and visibility into the proper areas to invest in for improvement.

Brian has more than 28 years of experience in Information Technology with the last 10 years focused on cybersecurity. His diverse background includes roles as global network manager, infrastructure manager, enterprise architect, vice president of technology, and chief information security officer. Prior to joining Elliott Davis Brian was the chief information security officer at a fortune 500 engineering, design, and construction firm.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • B.S., Computer Information Systems, Clemson University

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • Member, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • FBI Infragard

Services

Consulting & Advisory

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Cybersecurity Consulting

Data Privacy

Industries

Construction

Authored by Brian Kirk

Article

Cybersecurity Assessment: Is Your Business…

Nov 29th, 2021

Over the last year, the security community has managed numerous challenges across all industries, including an election, an ongoing pandemic, the SolarWinds supply chain breach,…
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The Cyber Risk Landscape for Architecture,…

May 14th, 2021

You may not immediately recognize the need for data security, password management or disaster recovery as an organization in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)…
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Did Garmin have a backup?

Jul 31st, 2020

After news of the massive cyberattack and rumored $10 million ransom on the global powerhouse, Garmin, it’s only natural to wonder what went wrong. Did…
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Delaying CMMC Compliance is a mistake. Here's…

Apr 29th, 2020

Many organizations are struggling with prioritizing strategic initiatives in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the workforce. One initiative that needs to…
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COVID-19: Enabling a Remote Workforce in…

Mar 13th, 2020

Organizations are facing unprecedented circumstances due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Federal, state and local government actions and policies are requiring businesses to enable their employees…
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Cybersecurity Risks in Manufacturing and…

Mar 03rd, 2020

Downtime is a key performance metric on the mind of nearly all manufacturing and distribution organizations. When downtime occurs, organizations often experience unnecessary expense and…
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Don’t Be the Weakest (Cybersecurity) Link

Sep 27th, 2019

by Brian Kirk Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers, you recall the early 2000s NBC game show Weakest Link, right? Millennials and Gen-Z, it’s worth a quick…
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Cybersecurity Alert: Ransomware in the…

Oct 30th, 2018

Given the size and volume of cash and wire transactions that take place in the construction industry, contractor firms are prime targets for cybercriminals looking…
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