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Cybersecurity in the News: NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act

President Donald Trump signed into law the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Cybersecurity Act on August 14th, 2018.

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Top Reasons SMBs are Vulnerable to Data Breaches

CRI details the top reasons SMBs are vulnerable to data breaches.

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CRI Launches Pilot Cybersecurity Program

Nineteen small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) from diverse sectors and locations around the world are participating in the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) pilot, focused on improving the cyber readiness of SMBs to improve the security of global value chains.

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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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