Earlier this year, Pamela Passman, President and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), warned about the evolving nature of cybersecurity concerns when it comes to third-party risk management programs. In particular, because small companies may not have resources or data to be as proactive and preventive as their risk profile may require, they can serve as entry points to infiltrate supply chains and gain access to larger organizations.
To help small companies mitigate risk and safeguard their company against cyberattacks, the Cyber Readiness Institute has launched an accessible, self-guiding Cyber Readiness Program that companies can access globally and free of charge.
The Cyber Readiness Program gets cybersecurity out of the technology silo and embeds it in the organizational culture of how people do their jobs. Developed by a team of experts, it distills best practices and expertise into a set of practical tools and resources, including customizable policy templates, awareness posters and communications materials that make cyber readiness accessible to SMBs throughout the world.
The Program is particularly helpful for companies that don’t have a dedicated IT person. Participating companies will be able to deploy it and start protecting their business as soon as they sign up. They will be guided through the five stages of the Program, where they will gain knowledge about top four cybersecurity issues and learn how to mitigate the risks. The Program also provides a decision-making tool to help companies move their functions to the cloud, as well as a customizable cyber incident response plan template.
Learn if the Cyber Readiness Program is right for you: cyberreadinessinstitute.org