Columbus IT Risk Assessment & Mitigation Services

Stronger Security. More Peace of Mind.

In a world filled with crippling cyberattacks and sophisticated hackers, your success depends on solid cybersecurity.

Consider this:

  • Cybercrime is projected to grow 15% over the next two years.
  • The cost of cybercrime has reached $8 trillion annually.
  • 422 million individuals were impacted by cybercrime in 2023.
  • Nearly 33 billion accounts will be breached this year.
  • More than 2,300 cybercrimes occur every day in the US.

Every day, organizations like yours fall victim to cybercrime. And they all spend money on cybersecurity. Don't let what happens to them happen to you.

Get an independent assessment of your environment so you and your cybersecurity solutions partner can:

  • Find what's wrong and fix it
  • Find what's right and keep doing it
  • Prove to insurers, compliance auditors, demanding customers, and other stakeholders that you're serious about security and compliance
  • Run your organization with greater confidence
  • Best of all, you can quickly, easily, and cost-effectively gain all these benefits today

Every organization, large and small, is at risk, and that's why your organization needs CyberWatch.

What is CyberWatch?

CyberWatch is Affiliated's unique risk assessment service that discovers vulnerabilities in your organization's environment—so you and your cybersecurity solutions provider can find and fix them before the hackers do. It's an independent evaluation of your organization's health when it comes to security and compliance.

CyberWatch delivers answers to several important questions:

  1. Where are the weaknesses in our cybersecurity?
  2. Has my IT team accidentally done something that makes us vulnerable to the known tactics of today's hackers?
  3. Where's the best place for me to spend my security budget?
  4. Where am I already safe enough so I don't need to spend more money

And CyberWatch doesn't just list a bunch of potential problems. It includes expert analysis of any discovered issues and vulnerabilities so you and your cybersecurity solutions provider have a clear path to stronger cybersecurity, smarter spending, and greater peace of mind.

Who needs CyberWatch?

Any organization that wants to protect itself from hacking can benefit from our CyberWatch service's ongoing risk discovery.

However, an independent cybersecurity assessment is especially vital if your organization:

  • Would face significant financial hardship if you had to shut down for 48 hours as the result of a ransomware attack or other hacker exploit
  • Handles personal customer information like credit card numbers or health-related information
  • Is subject to regulatory mandates such as SOC2, HIPAA, CMMC, or FTC Guidelines
  • Has or seeks cyber insurance coverage to mitigate the financial and legal risks associated with hacking, data theft, and other related contingencies
  • Serves or contracts with large corporate customers that require their supply chain partners to demonstrate due diligence in cyber defense and GRC (governance, risk, and compliance)
  • Has a high-value brand that you must protect from the reputational risk associated with the bad publicity that would result online and on social media if you were hacked.

Bottom line: The safest organizations aren't always those that spend the most on security and compliance—or the ones that have the most skilled security and compliance teams. The safest organizations are those that use a reliable independent service provider to continuously scan, test, and evaluate their environment to make doubly sure they're safe.

What Does CyberWatch Test?


Penetration testing that assesses your cyber defenses against phishing, insiderthreats, and supply-chain attacks


Inspection for internal vulnerabilities that assess the effectiveness of your cyber defense tools, system configurations, and technical security controls


Inspection for external vulnerabilities that identify your organization’s potential attack surface and scores the risks associated with any discovered vulnerabilities


Asset-specific assessments for Microsoft365, Active Directory, and other commonly deployed IT systems

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Discovery and analysis of personally identifiable information (PII) to aid you in understanding your existing information assets and their vulnerability to risk

CyberWatch findings of the greatest value to you typically include:

  • Server and desktop configuration errors
  • Active Directory vulnerabilities
  • Crackable passwords
  • Susceptibility of employees to phishing
  • Insecure Microsoft 365 permissions
  • Unpatched commercial software CVEs (common vulnerabilities and exposures)
  • Unencrypted PII
  • Opportunities for improved security tool settings

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What makes Affiliated Resource Group unique in providing IT Risk Assessment Mitigation?

Our team combines over 30 years of experience with industry certifications and a commitment to personalized service, ensuring that your business receives tailored and effective risk management solutions.

How does Affiliated Resource Group ensure compliance with regulations like HIPAA and PCI?

We have a proven approach to IT compliance, regularly conducting audits and assessments to ensure that your business meets and exceeds all required standards.

Can Affiliated Resource Group help in case of a cybersecurity incident?

Yes, we offer comprehensive incident response services, ensuring swift action to minimize damage, recover operations quickly, and fortify your systems against future threats.

What are the benefits of continuous risk monitoring?

Continuous monitoring allows for real-time detection and response to potential threats, reducing the likelihood of significant business disruptions and ensuring ongoing compliance.

How does employee training contribute to IT risk management?

Training equips your staff with the knowledge to recognize and respond to potential threats, acting as a critical line of defense against cyber attacks and minimizing human error risks.

Get in Touch

Discover the potential of a strategic partnership with Affiliated Resource Group. Reach out today and explore how our Co-Managed IT Services can transform your business's IT operations.

For inquiries and more information:

5700 Perimeter Drive Suite H
Dublin, Ohio 43017

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