Hancock Askew & Co. Announces the Launch of Abricto Security, an IT Security Consulting Firm

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ATLANTA, GA (May 4, 2020) – Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service audit, tax, accounting and advisory firm announces the launch of Abricto Security, LLC. The new entity provides information security consulting and solution services with specializations in penetration testing and cloud security.

Abricto Security assists clients with custom security assessments, as well as serving in the capacity of a long-term IT service related partner. The team is comprised of offensive security leaders who believe companies have a right to know how to keep their organization and information secure. The Abricto team assists in strengthening an organization’s security posture while identifying and mitigating real world-business risks. To learn more about Abricto Security and to view full service offerings, visit: abrictosecurity.com.  

Abricto Security is led by IT security subject matter expert and consultant, Cornel du Preez. Cornel previously served as the Principal Security Architect for a Fortune 100 company in addition to holding previous positions as a senior penetration testing engineer and cloud security consultant. Cornel will lead Abricto’s practice of security professionals with a focus on providing recurring penetration testing services to Fortune 1000 clients and to other companies and enterprises that require penetration testing. Chad Miller, Partner & Risk Advisory Services Practice Leader at Hancock Askew will provide leadership support and act as a Solutions Architect for Abricto’s clients. To learn more about the team, visit: www.abrictosecurity.com/about

Michael McCarthy, Hancock Askew Firm Managing Partner, said “The creation of Abricto Security and our expansion into the world of IT security is another monumental step in our firm’s strategic plans to grow our advisory service offerings. We will now be able to offer new and existing clients these vital security assessments and services that will help protect them from cyber threats.”

Cornel du Preez, Abricto Security Managing Director, commented “I am excited to lead the strategic growth and development of Abricto Security. I’m passionate about helping clients identify their security risks and empowering them to think proactively rather than reactively when it comes to IT security. The team of security experts at Abricto that we’ve assembled have direct IT security experience working in the industry with Fortune 1000 companies in addition to serving in a consulting capacity to these companies.”

Chad Miller, Hancock Askew Partner and Abricto Security Solutions Architect, said “IT security consulting complements the many existing advisory services we provide clients at Hancock Askew. The formation of Abricto Security with Cornel du Preez as the leader serves an important role in the marketplace for security firms to go beyond the defensive and help clients understand and take control of their risk profiles. The senior team we have assembled at Abricto will provide the needed value and proactive approach as it relates to risk identification and mitigation that we are hearing from Boards.”

About Hancock Askew & Co. Hancock Askew is a professional services firm tracing its origins back to 1910.  The firm provides services that include audit, tax, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations, and other critical business consulting services. With offices in Georgia and Florida, our staff of over 150 professionals provides support to an array of clients ranging from emerging businesses to large corporations, nonprofit organizations to publicly traded companies. Hancock Askew is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For more information about Hancock Askew, visit www.hancockaskew.com.

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