Cyber Security & Business Interruption Article: Foundations for Prevention and Mitigation, from J.S. Held

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The Foundations for Preventing & Mitigating Cyber-Attacks & Damages article from J.S. Held focuses on the professional expertise, processes, and technologies needed to mitigate the ever-increasing risk of cyber-attacks and resultant business interruptions.

J.S. Held experts in cyber security, forensic accounting, and intellectual property provide foundations for the prevention and mitigation of cyber security risk.

J.S. Held, a global consulting firm providing technical, scientific, and financial expertise across all assets and value at risk, announced today the release of an article focused on Cyber Security & Business Interruption: Foundations for Prevention and Mitigation.

As the global marketplace becomes increasingly interconnected, the ever-present threat of cyber-attacks is top of mind for leaders at all levels. Information is now one of the world’s most valuable intangible assets while concurrently occupying the position as one of the globe’s most vulnerable assets.

Considering this dynamic climate, “addressing cyber security threats and the risk of business interruption has never been more important for risk management and organizational success,” notes Senior Managing Director and J.S. Held Cyber Security & Investigations team lead, Ron J. Yearwood Jr. “Regardless of the size of an organization, a cyber-attack can be extremely costly and detrimental to business longevity,” Mr. Yearwood adds.

“Efficient response to a cyber incident includes preparation for implementation of technical measures, along with financial preparation and planning,” notes Jessica Eldridge, Vice President and Practice Director of Cyber in J.S. Held’s Forensic Accounting - Insurance Services Practice. Ms. Eldridge adds, “mitigating the potential financial impact of a breach includes understanding of financial impacts of a breach, insurance coverage and timelines, and internal issues, including payroll and waiting periods, to name a few.”

While the dichotomy of the current situation appears dire, this is the first time the tools and resources have been available in the volume, comprehension, and variety to meet the challenge and reduce the cyber risk. In the article, experts in cyber security, forensic accounting, and intellectual property address topics spanning:

  • Foundations for Preventing & Mitigating Cyber-Attacks & Damages
  • The Cyber Insurance Landscape & Rising Claims
  • The Right Cyber Culture
  • Planning & Preparing Effective Cyber Security Programs
  • Protecting & Defending Networks, Information & Trade Secrets
  • Incident Detection & Response
  • Recovery Operations

To learn more, download the Cyber Security & Business Interruption article here: or contact Jessica Eldridge at or Ron J. Yearwood Jr. at The authors thank Robert McSorley, Managing Director, Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, for providing insight and expertise that greatly assisted this research.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm providing technical, scientific, and financial expertise across all assets and value at risk.

Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high-stakes events demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

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