Cyber Challenges for the Professional Services Sector
Weaker security at professional services firms than their larger and better-secured clients can offer back-door entry into clients’ systems, says Ian Kilpatrick. Professional services firms’ areas of expertise range from the law, religious associations, accounting associations, etc. Professional services normally do not have the budget or capacity for a robust cyber security program and thus offer a gap for cybercriminals to penetrate. The professional services sector provides a unique store of information for cybercriminals from corporate financial information to PII.