Prestigious University Signs Six-Figure Contract with CynergisTek

October 21, 2021 CynergisTek, Inc.

Well established state university system chooses CynergisTek for a range of cybersecurity services to build cyber resilience

AUSTIN, TX (October 21, 2021) – CynergisTek (NYSE American: CTEK), a leading cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and IT audit firm helping organizations in highly regulated industries navigate emerging security and privacy issues, announces a one-year six-figure cybersecurity service agreement with a prestigious state university system to conduct remediation, security program development, and project management support.

In the agreement, CynergisTek will offer support and cybersecurity expertise to the department overseeing and directing security efforts for the university system, including numerous campuses, multiple medical centers, and labs, representing over half a million students and faculty. The countless security challenges higher education institutions face includes complying with several regulations, balancing between providing a top-notch education, and gaining board-level buy-in towards investments to identify risk, provide training, and implement the necessary security tools, to developing a strategy that can be incorporated across the enterprise. The education industry ranks last in cyber preparedness and with a 30 percent increase in cyberattacks in July and August of 2020 compared to only a 6.5 percent increase across all other industries is an indication cyber needs to be a priority for higher education institutions.

“CynergisTek is very familiar with highly regulated and targeted industries such as healthcare academic medical centers and higher education institutions,” said Mac McMillan, CEO and President.  “We are honored to expand our support for a prestigious academic medical center focusing on shoring up their resilience in an effort to reduce the chance of ransomware attacks and other cyber incidents. The challenges today are significant, and organizations rely on support from partners such as CynergisTek to assist them.  We look forward to working alongside our client to combat threats.”

About CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek (www.cynergistek.com), is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm helping organizations in highly-regulated industries, including those in healthcare, government, and finance navigate emerging security and privacy issues. CynergisTek combines intelligence, expertise, and a distinct methodology to validate a company's security posture and ensure the team is rehearsed, prepared, and resilient against threats. Since 2004, CynergisTek has been dedicated to hiring and retaining experts who bring real-life experience and hold advanced certifications to support and educate the industry by contributing to relevant industry associations. For more information, visit www.cynergistek.com or follow us on Twitter or Linkedin.

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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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