Cyber Readiness Matters

In today's digital world, businesses of all sizes are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Fortunately, you can minimize your risk by being prepared. We’ve identified four key cyber issues to help you stay one step ahead. Understanding these risks and protecting your organization is the first step to becoming cyber ready.

Four Common Cyber Issues

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USB and Removable Storage Devices

USBs and other removable media devices can easily expose and infect your computers and systems with malware.

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Authentication and Passwords

A weak password is an easy access point to your most sensitive information.

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Software Updates

Software updates are critical because they contain important security patches to protect your software and systems.

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Phishing

Phishing is an attack that attempts to use your email account to do something malicious.

Moving to the Cloud

The cloud refers to software and services that you access over the Internet, instead of through your organization’s server. For most organizations, moving to the cloud will improve cyber readiness and save time and money. Our Program can help you decide which functions may benefit from being in the cloud and when you should move them.

Protect Your Organization

The Cyber Readiness Program provides your organization with the knowledge and resources to tackle the most common cyber issues. The Program is completely free and designed by experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cybersecurity breaches in the news always involve large companies. Why do small organizations need to be concerned?

Every organization is connected in today’s digital world, and cybersecurity is only as strong as its weakest link. In fact, 60% of cyber attacks target small organizations. The hackers may be trying to get at your valuable confidential information or use you as a gateway to access one of your customers or suppliers.

How do I get started improving our cyber readiness? Is there certain technology I need?

Effective cyber readiness involves people, processes, and technology. It is not just a matter of buying more technology. The key is to embed cyber readiness in how your organization operates. You need to shift from being reactive to being preventative by implementing practical policies that promote cyber readiness and resiliency.

Why is it important to focus on the four key issues: authentication and passwords, software updates, phishing and USBs?

We target these four key issues because they are central to creating a foundation of cyber readiness. These are issues that any enterprise can tackle by focusing on the actions of people in their organization, and where improvement can be made without spending a lot of money on new technology.

How do I make cyber readiness practical and easily adopted by my workforce?

People get used to doing things a certain way and changing behavior always poses a challenge. Senior management must be involved to build awareness of the importance of cyber readiness. Ultimately, you must gain the commitment of your workforce by providing them with practical policies that enable them to do their job. That’s how you create a “cyber readiness” culture, instead of a “work-around” culture.

How does the Cyber Readiness Program help me?

Our mission is to de-mystify and simplify cyber readiness. The free Cyber Readiness Program guides you through selecting a Cyber Leader, implementing practical policies and gaining commitment from your workforce. We provide policy templates, training materials, and communication kits developed by leading experts to get your organization cyber ready quickly and efficiently.

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