BEYOND CYBERSECURITY

Integrates E-Risk Management,
Cybersecurity, Legal & Business
Function

2 Minute Video

BEYOND CYBERSECURITY

Integrates E-Risk Management,
Cybersecurity, Legal & Business
Function

2 Minute Video

BETTER APPROACH TO CYBERSECURITY

Funnel Vital Expertise thru Enterprise Risk Management

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SERVICES

Our Preparation and Response & Mitigation Services help you limit the harm from cyber attacks

PREPARATION


E-Risk Planning

Defenses

RESPONSE


Expedient

  • Immediate help when you experience a cyber incident
  • Oversee all response efforts to save you money and time
  • Get your insurance to pay for your response

Limit financial losses

  • Restore your IT systems
  • Get maximum insurance reimbursement
  • Help you comply with all related regulations
  • Help limit your legal liability

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PACKAGES

Click here for info about our Customized Cyber Defense Packages

C-Level Sanity Check

  • 1 hour initial combined consulation with Professor Marc Rogers and Elliot Turrini
  • Immediately delivers a personalized mix of E-Risk, Cybersecurity, Legal, and Insurance advice
  • Cost $850
  • Written report for an additional $1,500

Board Of Directors Consultation

  • 1 hour initial discussion with board representative
  • 2 hour combined consultation among your board, Professor Marc Rogers and Elliot Turrini
  • Immediately delivers a personalized mix of E-Risk, Cybersecurity, Legal, and Insurance advice
  • Cost $1,975
  • Written report for an additional $2,500

Quick Start for Regulated Companies

  • 1 hour initial discussion with company representative
  • Send written follow-up questions, & review of company’s answers
  • 2 hour combined consultation among your team, Professor Marc Rogers and Elliot Turrini
  • Deliver Customized E-Risk and Cybersecurity Roadmap
  • Cost $4,600

Industry specific offerings: Health Plans & Pharma/Therapeutics

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ABOUT

Purdue University’s
Dr. Marc Rogers

Marcus Rogers

Internationally known cybersecurity expert

Director Purdue Cyber Security and Forensics Lab and graduate program (the number one program in the nation)

Excellent practical experience while a professor at Purdue:

  • Led over 125 cyber incident response investigations – including several for Fortune 100 companies;
  • Created over 100 cyber incident response plans – including for several Fortune 50 companies.
  • His clients have spanned various industries including technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, etc.

Former Federal Cybercrime
Prosecutor Elliot Turrini

Elliot Turrini

Former federal cybercrime prosecutor where he handled the Melissa Virus prosecution; the UBS insider attack case; and other major investigations and prosecutions

Cyberlaw and privacy attorney in private practice – covering all aspects of cyber and privacy law

Editor & Author of Cybercrimes: A Multidisciplinary Analysis book published 2010

VP of Consulting Services Arete Advisors, a cybersecurity firm, 2017

General Counsel & EVP of 300 employee IT services firm 2004-07

Enterprise risk management and cyber liability insurance expert

The Story Behind Practical Cyber

This is a story of crime, common sense, and outrage over price gauging. It explains why Elliot Turrini, a former federal cybercrime prosecutor, general counsel, and IT consultant EVP, and current entrepreneur, started Practical Cyber.

Bottom line: He started it to remove the fear and mystique from cybersecurity and cyber insurance; and to help small and medium sized business cost-effectively secure and insure their cyber-related assets without unnecessarily interferring with their daily operations.

Practical Cyber's job is to keep you profitable.

Beginning: federal prosecutions & the cybercrime book

In March 1999, while Elliot Turrini was a federal cybercrime prosecutor in New Jersey, the Melissa virus infected millions of computer around the world and caused over $77 million in damage. As the lead prosecutor, Elliot Turrini learned firsthand about (1) the dangerous battle for control over computing technologies between criminals and businesses and (2) the scary fact that criminals will always find ways to win.

Three years later, Elliot prosecuted a system administrator for UBS PaineWebber. He had installed a “logic bomb” that deleted the hard drives of over 1,000 personal computers in the UBS branch offices around the United States. But for a legacy terminal in each branch office prepared for decommission, UBS would have suffered far more than the $3 Million in damages reported during the prosecution.

Because Elliot recognized that protecting business from cybercrime required a complex mix of law, economics, technology, psychology, and insurance, he recruited a group of world-class experts to collaborate on his book, Cybercrimes: A Multidisciplinary Analysis. Edited and organized by Elliot Turrini and Professor Sumit Ghosh, these experts wrote a first of its kind multidisciplinary treatise about how to better protect your computing-related resources from cybercriminals.

The right balance between productivity and cybersecurity

While the general counsel and EVP of a 300 employee IT consulting company from 2004 to 2007, Elliot Turrini learned about how small to medium sized businesses were using computing-related technologies to generate profits. He saw their need to balance end—user simplicity and robust (but not overly intrusive) security. He also learned that many SMBs were relied too heavily and blindly on IT personnel who didn’t fully understand just how vulnerable their operations were to cyber attack; and that those who engaged cybersecurity experts, often adopted security practices that went over-board and hindered employee productivity.

Heightened cybersecurity threats & price gauging

In 2017, a group of sophisticated cyber criminals hacked into the NSA, stole its most sophisticated cyber weapons, and posted them on the Internet for everyone to use. Almost every credible cybersecurity and cybercrime expert agrees that the distribution of these tools significantly heighted the risk of cyber attack for all businesses worldwide.

In June 2017, these tools via the WannaCry ransonsome ware virus helped cybercriminals almost shut down FedEx and the international law firm, DLA Piper, causing hundreds of millions in damage. The tools were also used to hold thousands of small and medium sized business hostage, locking them out of their computers until they paid the attackers a ransom.

In late July 2017, Equifax learned that hackers had stolen the personally identifiable information (including social security numbers) of at least 143 million people. This attack will cost Equifax about one billion dollars from a mix of investigation, reporting and other liability costs. And, its stock lost nearly 4 billion in value.

Finally, from August 2017 to October 2017, while consulting for a high-end cybersecurity company, Elliot learned that all businesses using computers shared the same fundamental cybersecurity challenges, and that many cybersecurity vendors were over-charging for their services. He also learned that cyber insurance could be bought for a fair price, but that few people understood how to negotiate and buy cyber insurance customized for each business. So, he put together a team of experts to help him create Practical Cyber.