Dean Dorton Technology launches full service cybersecurity practice

Lexington, Kentucky-based technology consulting firm Dean Dorton Technology has launched a full-service cybersecurity services practice that includes risk-based security programs to enhance service offerings for cybersecurity and compliance.

Dean Dorton Technology is affiliated with one of Kentucky's leading accounting firms, Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC.

The firm says the new practice will help clients regularly diagnose, manage and mitigate their cybersecurity risks. Dean Technology Technology offers a holistic approach to its clients, it says, with solutions that can be scaled from small nonprofit organizations to large public companies.

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Leading the new team is Gui Cozzi, who joined Dean Dorton Technology from Chicago firm Crowe LLP. He has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and has a history of implementing risk-based security programs to meet compliance with organizations’ security requirements. He leads a team responsible for delivering enterprise cybersecurity services and specializes in information security program development, implementation and assessment. His work focuses on positioning organizations to identify and manage their information security risks.

Prior to joining Dean Dorton, Cozzi served in various information security leadership roles, including implementing the security risk management program for one of the nation’s largest health systems, leading teams of cybersecurity consultants, and serving as chief information security officers for organizations in various industries.

“We are thrilled to have Gui Cozzi on our team,” said Jason Miller, director of business consulting services, in a statement. “As cyberattacks become an everyday occurrence, it is essential organizations adapt their cyber-governance programs and take proactive steps to ensure they are compliant and protected across the board. Many security controls and systems are behind the scenes and until they are comprised organizations may not know if they are providing the level of protection they expect and at that point too much damage has already occurred. Our Information Security Office program, led by Gui, offers peace of mind to clients that their cybersecurity programs are effective across the board.”

Cybersecurity offerings from the new practice include:

Virtual information security office

  • Security risk assessments
  • Security policies and procedures
  • Security awareness program
  • Technical security solutions
  • Incident response
  • Security reporting

Cybersecurity assessment services

  • External/internal security assessments
  • Adversarial threat simulation (PEN testing)
  • Application security assessments
  • Cloud security reviews
  • Mobile device security reviews

Beyond the technology and the platform capabilities, Dean Dorton’s cybersecurity team reviews and analyzes any testing results and assessments to add another layer of analysis and protection to determine the maturity of an organization’s cybersecurity program and procedures. Dean Dorton then designs, implements and helps clients maintain their security program services.

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