Wipfli adds cybersecurity offering

Wauwatosa-based accounting and consulting firm Wipfli LLP announced it has added a cybersecurity offering to its Risk Advisory and Forensic Services practice.

The firm added the service as a result of the growing number of cyber attacks and data breaches occurring in the marketplace. Additional expertise from the employees of Assurity River Group, which Wipfli acquired in November, also made the expansion possible.

The cybersecurity offering will help clients identify, protect, detect, respond to and recover from cybersecurity risks through services including: cybersecurity risk assessment, IT security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, social engineering, cybersecurity policy development, incident response and handling services, cybersecurity training and awareness, vendor management, business continuity, disaster recovery planning and digital forensics.

“Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT issue, it is top of mind for the c-suite and board of directors,” said Bob Cedergren, Risk Advisory and Forensic Services practice leader. “With breaches occurring on a daily basis, our clients are more and more concerned with protecting their data. It’s no longer a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’ We can help our clients stay vigilant and be confident in their security measures.”

The Risk Advisory and Forensic Services Practice also offers information technology risk assessments, disaster recovery, and IT security program and policy development.

“We go beyond focusing on just tools and technical solutions to support cybersecurity,” said Jeff Olejnik, director in Wipfli’s Risk Advisory and Forensic Services practice and former CEO of Assurity. “We work with our clients to create an internal culture of security awareness, we help management make better decisions on how to manage risks, and provide value-added response services to minimize the damage from a breach or cyber-incident.”

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