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July 2, 2020

Our Director of Security Services, Brandyn Fisher, was recently featured on the Defenders of Business Value Podcast. See the link below for a quick listen on all things cybersecurity and compliance. Brandyn also speaks about several of our friends in the industry such...

June 22, 2020

The Mako Group has announced the addition of five uniquely skilled team members. They include; Amber Coleman, Senior IT Auditor; Nate Enos, Penetration Tester; Kaitlyn Johnson, Senior IT Auditor; Joshua Marzic, Cyber Risk Advisor; and Jonathan Schillinger, Cyber Risk A...

June 11, 2020

The Mako Group, a leading provider of cyber risk management consulting, today announced that it has been designated as a HITRUST Authorized External Assessor by HITRUST. With this achievement, The Mako Group is now approved to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a...

May 26, 2020

The Mako Group has promoted Brandyn Fisher to the position of Director of Security Services. In this position, he will lead the team assisting clients with identifying security vulnerabilities within their external and internal networks, web applications, and other net...

Many organizations have proactively begun scanning and monitoring for network-based vulnerabilities as part of an ongoing vulnerability management program. Dozens of commercial vulnerability scanning engines exist. The Mako Group relies heavily on Tenable’s Nessus Prof...

Many laws and requirements affect businesses today and the topic of privacy is receiving extra attention from auditors and regulators. However, it is not just about laws and compliance. There are many motivators driving businesses to be more responsible with a consumer...

Something I have learned in over 20+ years of experience in the IT audit realm is simply that “a widget by another name is just a widget and the same or similar controls and security measures need to be applied to these as has been done during past IT security and cont...

Traditionally, an organization’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) haven’t had significant overlap when it comes to day-to-day roles and responsibilities. The CMO focuses efforts on brand growth and marketing strategy. The CISO...

September 30, 2019

The information security challenges faced by organizations are dependent on the unique characteristics of the business. This means there is no one “right” answer for where the CISO sits on the org chart. The strategic goals, risk management strategy, and maturity of yo...

September 16, 2019

The Mako Group has hired Charlie Harris as Cyber Risk Advisor. In this position, Harris will continue to develop client relationships within the Michigan market and will utilize his industry knowledge in an effort to assist The Mako Group’s clients with the multiple cy...

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