Helping Reduce Risk through Cyber Security

MIchael Castro, CISSP, CISA, CISM, MBA, CDIR, Principal



1111 Davis Dr #1-405 Newmarket, ON L3Y9E5

Providing municipalities with Information and Cyber Security advantage, through governance, training, education and risk managment


Canada wide

Articles by RiskAware:

North Carolina County loses Millions to Business Email Compromise and Phishing

Administration, Financial, IT & Website Design

Tuesday, August, 6th, 2019

North Carolina County loses Millions to Business Email Compromise and Phishing Written by Michael Castro, vCISO and founder of RiskAware Late last year, Cabarrus County in North Carolina fell victim to a crafted email asking to change banking information for …

Cyber Attacks & Municipalities: A Tale of Two Communities

Administration, Emergency Planning, IT & Website Design, Newsletters for Municipalities, Security/Public Safety

Monday, April, 15th, 2019

“There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”,  Robert Mueller, FBI Director, 2012 Executive Summary In 2018, many municipalities in North America fell victim to cyber-attacks, and in particular ransomware. This …

Cyber Security and Municipalities: Balancing Risk and Budget

Administration, IT & Website Design, Security/Public Safety

Tuesday, February, 19th, 2019

Weak or nonexistent cybersecurity programs represent a massive organizational risk for municipal government agencies across North America, and of course Canada. Municipal leaders are often unaware of these risks because they assume that security is addressed or believe that a …