Elliott Davis Expands Cybersecurity and Risk Advisory Services Practice

Jimmy Buddenberg

Jimmy Buddenberg

Greenville, S.C.-based Elliott Davis (FY17 net revenue of $118 million) named Jimmy Buddenberg as director of the cybersecurity and risk advisory services practice.

“As the information security landscape continues to evolve and cyber threats become more sophisticated, the need for innovative solutions that mitigate risk has become paramount to business success and sustainability,” says Rick Davis, CEO. “Jimmy brings a wealth of experience in managing and delivering IT services, strategy and technical assessments for companies in a wide range of industries, and his expertise will enable our clients to maximize investments while achieving necessary regulatory compliance.”

Under Buddenberg’s direction, the cybersecurity and risk advisory services practice will help companies implement solutions to safeguard their businesses, as well as their customers’ critical assets and data. Specifically, he will work with clients to: assess their current cybersecurity posture; develop tools, policies and procedures that minimize exposure; and integrate a business continuity plan to be used in the event of a cybersecurity breach.

“The threat from cyberattacks is one of the most formidable challenges facing today’s businesses,” says Buddenberg. “Regardless of an organization’s size or the industry in which it operates, the impact of even a single data breach can be devastating. As a team, we’ll work with clients to identify risks and create strategies to protect their businesses. This, in turn, will empower them to focus on running their enterprises.”

Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Buddenberg most recently served as senior vice president and managing director for Atos, a global IT services company. In this role, he was responsible for managing an information technology outsourcing business servicing the technology, telecommunications, media, utilities, energy and finance industries for North America.