Cyber_Umbrella.jpgWelcome to our new blog. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest risks in business today. Last year, there were 30% more security incidents than in 2014. Almost daily, I hear about a new data breach. The hacker community is evolving and is becoming dominated by organized crime and foreign nation- sponsored attacks. Cybersecurity is a global issue. Global cybercrime organizations are growing with one goal – to capture sensitive data that they can sell. With cyber criminals becoming more aggressive and persistent, I think most of us would agree it’s not a matter of if our organization will be breached but rather – when.

How do you know if you are adequately protected?

If a breach occurs, will your company be able to continue operating smoothly? As with every business decision, there are risks, rewards and costs associated with having the best plans and protection in place. I have been with HORNE for over five years, and I am excited about our intensified focus, HORNE Cyber Solutions. It is a timely extension to the HORNE family as we look to your future and address these threats to meet the needs of our clients.

Over the coming months we will bring you our insights on how to navigate the cybersecurity issues and challenges. We will also address how to maintain compliance with the massive regulations most organizations face today. I hope you will join the conversation and add your insights. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences in this area.

All the best to you in the coming year.

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Mike is the partner in charge for HORNE Cyber. His primary focus is to enable clients to fully leverage technology innovations by providing the insights critical to safeguarding their business, customers’ critical data and brand reputation. He is responsible for information technology audit, regulatory compliance, information security consulting, internal control consulting and business solution implementation.

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