In the interest of advancing best practices for cybersecurity, the Cyber Readiness Institute’s leadership regularly weighs-in on stories in the news – in both media interviews and through opinion pieces. Here is a round-up of recent coverage:

-- Bloomberg TV: Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn interviewed Cyber Readiness Institute co-chairs Samuel J. Palmisano and Ajay Banga. In the piece they discussed why they came together with two additional co-chairs – Satya Nadella and Penny Pritzger – to launch the Institute, a non-profit focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses better manage cyber risks.

-- FCW – the Business of Federal Technology: In this article, the Cyber Readiness Institute’s Kiersten Todt discusses the importance of protecting critical data – in addition to critical infrastructure. She also highlights the challenges and importance of securing data on mobile devices and across workforces.

-- Washington Examiner: As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, Cyber Readiness Institute director Kiersten Todt emphasizes the importance of focusing on cybersecurity though out the year. The article goes on to highlight legislative action in progress.

-- Brink News: “Realistic Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises” is the topic of a Brink News article authored by Pamela Passman, CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade ( – the Cyber Readiness Institute’s co-founding organization. In the piece, she discusses the importance of addressing the “people, processes and technology” elements required for effective cybersecurity.

Read about additional media coverage here.