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Co-Chairs Meet to Discuss Progress

The Cyber Readiness Institute’s Co-Chairs and senior executives of member companies are meeting on May 15th to review the Institute’s progress on the development of its program to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) address cyber threats.

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Top 5 Cyber Threats for SMBs

Cybersecurity continues to be a critical concern for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). With cyber attacks steadily on the rise, the Cyber Readiness Institute has begun developing content and tools to help organizations minimize cyber risk. While anti-virus software and firewalls play a role in keeping organizations safe, the easiest and most effective ways to prevent a cyber breach are straight-forward, cost-effective measures taken by the people within an organization—big or small. What are the top threats SMBs need to address? Below are five identified by experts working with the Cyber Readiness Institute.

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Third Party Cybersecurity Critical To Value Chains

"An organization’s security is only as good as the security of all the partners, contractors and small businesses that have access to its network," said Cyber Readiness Institute co-chair Sam Palmisano at the Ethisphere Global Ethics Summit 2018.

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Mission Statement

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) will convene senior leaders of global companies from across sectors to develop best practices for managing the people, processes, and technology needed for effective cybersecurity.  

This collective knowledge will inform the Cyber Readiness Institute’s development of practical content and tools to help small and medium-sized enterprises address growing cybersecurity threats, in order to secure global value chains.    

The Institute will also facilitate the workforce development needed for implementing these cyber risk management tools.

Behind the Cyber Readiness Institute

The Cyber Readiness Institute, a non-profit, is an initiative of the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) and the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (

The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of global management best practices, the contemporary corporation, economic integration, and their impact on society.

The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade ( is dedicated to helping companies and their third parties effectively address governance, risk and compliance associated with cybersecurity, the protection of intellectual property and trade secrets and confidential information and the prevention of corruption.

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