CynergisTek Announces First Win With Strategic Partner GroupSense For $220,000 Ransomware Readiness and Dark Web Monitoring Deal | #macos | #macsecurity


Midwest health system with over 40 clinics and hospitals signs six-figure deal with CynergisTek

CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE American: CTEK), leading cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and IT audit firm helping organizations in highly regulated industries navigate emerging security and privacy issues, announces its first win with strategic partner GroupSense to provide ransomware readiness and dark web monitoring for a Midwest health system.

CynergisTek will provide this client with greater visibility into the dark web by monitoring their public personas, domains, and services for malicious activity, as well as reviewing and monitoring their ransomware runbooks. The service will provide 24/7 on-call ransomware incident support and negotiation and will allow the client to proactively monitor their online reputation and prevent online threats. CynergisTek’s strategic partnership with GroupSense has allowed for increased capabilities to serve the healthcare industry and protect organizations against the growing threat landscape. Customers can leverage these services as a part of our broader managed services.

“This is another example of the powerful partnership with CynergisTek, leveraging our combined experience identifying and mitigating cyber risks for healthcare institutions. Our experience in the dark web monitoring and ransomware response space affords healthcare institutions insight on how to bolster their response plans and get ahead of emerging threats to their organizations and their constituents,” said Kurtis Minder, founder and CEO of GroupSense.

“We want to make sure our clients have every tool available to them to defend their business and their patients and take the fight back to the attackers,” said Mac McMillan, CEO and President of CynergisTek, Inc. “Environmental monitoring, such as this, on a regular basis allows our clients to understand what the threat potentially knows about them and to get ahead of it by giving them the tactical advantage in their efforts to stop attacks. Including GroupSense in the broader mix of defenders in our team adds real value to our clients.”

About CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek 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.

About GroupSense

GroupSense is a digital risk protection services company that delivers customer-specific intelligence that dramatically improves enterprise cybersecurity and fraud-management operations. Unlike generic cyber-intelligence vendors, GroupSense uses a combination of automated and human reconnaissance to create finished intelligence that maps to each customer’s specific digital business footprint and risk profile. This enables customers and partners to immediately use GroupSense’s intelligence to reduce enterprise risk, without requiring any additional processing or management by overstretched security and fraud-prevention teams. GroupSense is based in Arlington, Va., with a growing customer base that includes large enterprises, state and municipal governments, law enforcement agencies and more.

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