Why Cyber Readiness matters

In today's digital world, any business, large or small, is vulnerable to a cyber attack. The best way to minimize the risk and impact is to be prepared and as protected as possible. There are four key cyber issues that can affect your organization's cybersecurity. Once you understand these risks and protect your organization against them, you will have taken the first step to building a resilient organization.

Four critical cyber issues

Usbuse Threat
USB and Removable Media Use

Universal Serial Bus (USB) and removable media devices are easy gateways for malware to infect your computers.

Passwords Threat

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

Patching Software Threat

Patches are updates to your software and systems that contain important security remedies.

Phishing Emails Threat

Phishing is an email-borne 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 locally through your organization's server or your computer. For most small and medium-sized organizations, moving to the cloud not only improves cybersecurity, but also saves time and money. We can help you make a risk-based decision about which functions may benefit from being in the cloud in the Cyber Readiness Program.

How can I protect my organization?

Created by leading experts from across industries and completely free, the Cyber Readiness Program provides your organization with the knowledge and resources to address these common cyber issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 through implementing practical policies that promote cyber readiness and resiliency.

We target the four key issues because they are central to creating a foundation of cyber readiness. These are issues that an organization of any size can address by focusing on the actions of people in their organization. Improvement can be made without needing to spend a lot of money on technology. 

People in your organization are used to doing things a certain way, and changing behavior is a challenge. Your senior management needs to be involved in building awareness of the importance of cyber readiness. Ultimately, you must gain the commitment of the 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.

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 you going on the path to cyber readiness.