CyberSecurity Toolkit for Small Businesses

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and provide all manner of essential services and support to enterprise businesses and government. As 99% of U.S. businesses are small businesses accounting for over 47% of national employment, the economic importance of small businesses cannot be overstated. Cyber risk has reached epidemic proportions for these businesses, with 58% of all cyber-attacks targeted toward small businesses.

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit was founded in 2015 by the District Attorney for New York, the Center for Internet Security, and the City of London Police to combat the rapid rise of cybercrime by offering resources to enhance cyber hygiene. GCA recognizes the issues facing small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) and wants to ensure SMBs have access to practical and effective resources to protect themselves from cyber threats. The result is the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business (Toolkit), available in Spanish, which is an online resource that SMBs can use to significantly reduce their cyber risk. The Toolkit offers hands-on tools to help SMBs understand and address cybersecurity risks rather than giving them general guidance that they may struggle to implement. All the tools are provided free of charge.

On September 23rd, GCA will release an update to the Toolkit (Toolkit 2.0) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Annual National Cybersecurity Summit. Over the past year, GCA revamped each ‘toolbox’ to make it easier for small businesses to identify the most relevant tools. Additionally, Toolkit 2.0 features videos and content to help small businesses understand the importance of addressing their cybersecurity risk. Based on user feedback,  the Toolkit provides clear instructions to help small businesses implement the tools.

As a recipient of CARES Act funding, GCA resources may assist your organization in fulfilling its obligations to dedicate resources to support training and education toward the identification and mitigation of cyber risks and threats in remote customer service or telework practices, as a result of COVID-19. We are grateful for your commitment to assisting SMB reduce their cyber risk and invite you to help spread the message about the Toolkit, for both  English (https://gcatoolkit.org/smallbusiness/) and Spanish (https://gcatoolkit.org/es/pequenas-empresas/) speakers.

We hope you will take advantage of the Toolkit and support its use in improving the cybersecurity of your community’s SMBs today. If you are interested in engaging with the GCA Team to promote Toolkit 2.0 or distribute within your community, please let us know. We would be delighted to work together to protect the SMBs in your community and in turn receive the benefit of a more secure digital ecosystem.

CONTACTO:
Emma Hollingsworth
Partnership & Business Development Assistant, Americas
Global Cyber Alliance

CyberSecurity Toolkit for Small Businesses

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and provide all manner of essential services and support to enterprise businesses and government. As 99% of U.S. businesses are small businesses accounting for over 47% of national employment, the economic importance of small businesses cannot be overstated. Cyber risk has reached epidemic proportions for these businesses, with 58% of all cyber-attacks targeted toward small businesses.

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit was founded in 2015 by the District Attorney for New York, the Center for Internet Security, and the City of London Police to combat the rapid rise of cybercrime by offering resources to enhance cyber hygiene. GCA recognizes the issues facing small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) and wants to ensure SMBs have access to practical and effective resources to protect themselves from cyber threats. The result is the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business (Toolkit), available in Spanish, which is an online resource that SMBs can use to significantly reduce their cyber risk. The Toolkit offers hands-on tools to help SMBs understand and address cybersecurity risks rather than giving them general guidance that they may struggle to implement. All the tools are provided free of charge.

On September 23rd, GCA will release an update to the Toolkit (Toolkit 2.0) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Annual National Cybersecurity Summit. Over the past year, GCA revamped each ‘toolbox’ to make it easier for small businesses to identify the most relevant tools. Additionally, Toolkit 2.0 features videos and content to help small businesses understand the importance of addressing their cybersecurity risk. Based on user feedback,  the Toolkit provides clear instructions to help small businesses implement the tools.

As a recipient of CARES Act funding, GCA resources may assist your organization in fulfilling its obligations to dedicate resources to support training and education toward the identification and mitigation of cyber risks and threats in remote customer service or telework practices, as a result of COVID-19. We are grateful for your commitment to assisting SMB reduce their cyber risk and invite you to help spread the message about the Toolkit, for both  English (https://gcatoolkit.org/smallbusiness/) and Spanish (https://gcatoolkit.org/es/pequenas-empresas/) speakers.

We hope you will take advantage of the Toolkit and support its use in improving the cybersecurity of your community’s SMBs today. If you are interested in engaging with the GCA Team to promote Toolkit 2.0 or distribute within your community, please let us know. We would be delighted to work together to protect the SMBs in your community and in turn receive the benefit of a more secure digital ecosystem.

CONTACTO:
Emma Hollingsworth
Partnership & Business Development Assistant, Americas
Global Cyber Alliance
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