Cyber Tip: NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Corner

Small businesses drive 85% of the U.S. economy. The vast majority of small businesses rely on information technology to run their businesses. Protecting this information from unauthorized disclosure or use is essential for those companies and their customers. The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) has published an online resource with key information to help businesses manage their cybersecurity risk.

The US government recently instituted a free tool for small businesses: the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Corner.
Small businesses need cost-effective cybersecurity guidance, and solutions that are practical and yield results. The NIST Business Cybersecurity Corner puts these key resources in one place.

Business management can access a myriad of resources at this site, and create a plan for implementation of solutions. A few are included below:

Cybersecurity Risk Management  – Provides resources that provide overviews of cybersecurity risk and threats and how to manage those threats. The Risks & Threats section includes resources that includes threats and risks like ransomware, spyware, phishing and website security. The Risk Management section includes resources that describe the importance of managing risk and common security risk and mitigations misunderstandings.

Communicating with the Board About Cybersecurity: Making the Business Case – provides guidelines for effective board-level communication about cybersecurity matters.

Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Cyber Risks – a guide for CEOs on how to discuss cybersecurity risk management topics with their leadership and implement cybersecurity best practices.

Workforce Management Guidebook: Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Job – provides things to know, and things to do, for everyone in an organization, regardless of its type or size. It is intended for the general audience, which may not otherwise be knowledgeable about, or interested in, cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Workforce Development – The FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council’s report on cybersecurity workforce recommendations.

Glossary – Definitions of common cybersecurity terms

Shore Cybersecurity, LLC can help you navigate these topics and guide you toward the right cybersecurity decisions for your company. Contact us today for a free 30-minute consultation.

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