On December 17, 2018, the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) launched a free program for small and medium-sized businesses at a press event held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The press conference included CRI’s Managing Director Kiersten Todt, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, the Center for Global Enterprise Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano, Microsoft General Manager for Engineering Consumer Security and Trust Valecia Maclin, and the President of the National Press Club, Andrea Edney. 

The launch of the Cyber Readiness Program was televised live on CSPAN (view it here).  It also generated strong interest from various media outlets, including: 

·Cyber Readiness Institute launches program to help businesses.(Special report with Bret Baier, Fox News) 

·Cyber Readiness Institute wants to help small firms fix their authentication issues. (CyberScoop)

·The interplay between Russian disinformation and hacking.(POLITICO) 

·New Cyber Readiness Program Launched for SMBs(Security Week) 

·Cyber Hacks Could Cost Auto Industry Billions(Fender Bender) 

·Cyber Readiness Institute launches small-business cyber readiness program building off Obama commission report(Inside Cybersecurity)

·Global CEOs Launch Cyber Readiness Program, Empower SMBs to Improve Cybersecurity(Althority) 

·Cyber Readiness Institute launches Cyber readiness Program to empower SMBs to improve cybersecurity(HelpNetSecurity)


To learn more about the Cyber Readiness Program, please visit https://www.cyberreadinessinstitute.org/brand-awareness