One the nation’s top pediatric hospital engages CynergisTek for penetration testing and advisory support services
AUSTIN, TX (April 7, 2022) – CynergisTek (NYSE American: CTEK), leading cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and IT audit firm helping organizations in highly regulated industries navigate emerging security and privacy issues, announces one of the leading pediatric and obstetric hospitals in the pacific region has signed a six-figure contract for Red Team services and advisory support. The hospital adds one thousand hours of support throughout the next year.
CynergisTek’s Red Team performs external network penetration and web application testing to evaluate the security posture of clients. These security risk assessments provide valuable insight into the effectiveness of an organization’s cybersecurity program by identifying any gaps or vulnerabilities that cybercriminals may exploit and recommending prioritized remediation steps. CynergisTek’s Remediation Support Services provide clients with advisory and hands-on support for the development and implementation of these steps to strengthen their security program maturity.
Lack of patching discipline was listed as one of the top contributors to incidents and risk in healthcare IT according to ECRI. “More and more health systems are realizing the benefits and necessity of increasing the frequency and scope of their testing activities,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “A control not tested is a control not trusted, plain and simple. The hackers are counting on organizations not testing, which is demonstrated by the high number of attacks that occur because something wasn’t patched, blocked, enabled, configured properly, you name it.”
Healthcare organizations like this west coast-based children’s hospital understand the importance of validating their security controls and processes to prevent cyberattacks and proactively looking at potential threats. The agreement allows this client to continue to rely on CynergisTek’s expertise and benefit from guidance on how to remediate vulnerabilities in their cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and IT Audit programs.
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