Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the American economy as well as increasing targets for cybercriminals.
The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 43 percent of breaches involved small business victims. Considering that many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have limited budgets and staff to address cyber threats, there is a significant need for education, awareness and affordable resources within the community.
NCSA engages key federal partners also working with SMBs – the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), including InfraGard, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and others. Our federal partners have committed to active engagement, including sending officials to the workshops. NCSA also engages its vast network of private sector partners. Working with NCSA and alongside government, these private sector partners demonstrate a clear commitment to the cyber health of the SMB ecosystem.
Seeing trusted, national brands alongside respected government agencies sends a clear message to SMBs — that the public and private sectors have joined together for their benefit.
“There were several valuable takeaways from the session. It was a good way to check to see if you’re on the right path, compare notes with fellow attendees and learn how different organizations are doing things. It also highlighted that valuable resources are available locally. You don’t need to travel far or be a techie to attend events like these. They contain information relevant and approachable by small-business owners everywhere.”
CyberSecure My Business™ Workshop Attendee – Irving, TX
To date, the CyberSecure My Business™ program:
- Has more than 10,000 subscribers to its monthly newsletter
- Has more than 250 attendees on average for monthly webinars
- Has more than 90 attendees on average for in person workshops
- 96% of webinar attendees say they learned something new on
the webinar they found helpful
- 99% of workshop attendees would recommend the workshop to
Sponsorships are available to support the CyberSecure My Business™ on-site and webinar trainings and materials.
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