Be Cyber Ready. Stay Cyber Strong.

Protect Your Business
With the Cyber Readiness Program

Cyber risk is on the rise. The Cyber Readiness Program can help you protect your data, your employees, your vendors, and your customers. This free, online program is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises become more secure against today’s most common cyber vulnerabilities.

With just a few hours of time, your organization can become Cyber Ready.

Resources

Explore our guides to help organizations navigate the new cybersecurity challenges of a distributed workforce as more people work remotely due to COVID-19.

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The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Cyber Readiness of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

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Should I Get Outside Support to Manage My Cybersecurity Risk?

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Security Education & Awareness: Preventing Ransomware

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Security Education & Awareness: Phishing Prevention

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A New Reason to Dread Tax Season: Cybersecurity Attacks

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Staying Healthy and Cyber Secure with Telehealth

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Why Cyber Readiness Matters

67%

of SMEs fail to survive a cyber breach

56%

of organizations suffered a security breach caused by a 3rd party

$4M

average cost of a data breach

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Get Informed

Access a growing library of CRI research and resources.

Expand your knowledge with insights from global experts on current events and the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Learn about upcoming events and quickly find other helpful resources on key cyber issues.

Start Your Program

Dive into a free, self-paced Program specifically designed for SMEs.

Take charge and become Cyber Ready through the Cyber Readiness Program. In single online session, or at your own pace, a designated Cyber Leader can access everything they need to educate their workforce and build a cyber ready organization. The Program is designed to be accessible to all levels and roles in your organization. With just a few hours of learning, you’ll be empowered to defend against the most common cyber threats and eligible to receive a Certificate of Cyber Readiness.

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Explore the Starter Kit

Not ready for the full Cyber Readiness Program? Get started quickly with just the basic actions you should know about cyber readiness.

Learn about four key areas you can address right now that will dramatically protect your business from cyber breaches. Access promotional materials and resources to educate your workforce how to prevent and respond to security issues and discover practical ways to establish a culture of cyber readiness.

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Make an Impact

Help organizations of all sizes discover practical ways to get cyber ready, while strengthening global value chains for everyone. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Become a supporting Member and join other global organizations supporting the movement of cyber readiness

  • Become a Champion and provide a highly valuable and no cost resource to your organization, network, or value chain

  • Become a Cyber Leader to educate your colleagues and build a cyber ready organization

  • Share our library of CRI resources, tools, learning opportunities

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Some of Our Supporters

Kelly Hahn
Wyoming Roofing

“I have just completed the Cyber Readiness Program. Thank you for this opportunity to become more informed on Cyber Security. I appreciate the structured development of our Cyber policies, and of myself as our Cyber Leader. While we have great external IT Management; we were missing strong internal policies and training for our workforce. This program has helped me put policies in place and has given me the tools to roll them out and to continue with ongoing training. I highly recommend this program to small businesses who don’t have a dedicated IT team. Lay persons like myself can take on Cyber Readiness even if IT is not their area of expertise. It is so important to have this internal process, even if you have external IT management.”

Dave Hartman
President and Co-Founder, Hartman Executive Advisors

“As small business owners, we know that fostering a culture of cybersecurity starts at the top. Cybersecurity is not something a small group can take care of; all employees need to understand the role they play in keeping their organization safe. The Cyber Readiness Program provides valuable resources to support small business leaders who are ready to strengthen their business operations”

Mohamed Mahdy
Information Technology Director, International Business Associates Group for Money Transfer (IBAGMT)

“IBAG has greatly benefited from the Cyber Readiness Institute’s easy implementable initiative designed to boost cyber readiness through focusing on four main cybersecurity issues along with well documented policies and a holistic Incident Response Plan. Kudos Cyber Readiness Institute!”

Ryan Rickels
IT Director, Harford County Public Library

“The Cyber Readiness Program provides organizations with the tools necessary to evaluate and enhance their current information security footing.For organizations just wading into cybersecurity, the policy templates and training resources significantly cutdown on the learning curve, enabling themto build a competent security program using tools they probably already own.For organizations that arealready practicing cybersecurity, the same toolkit provides an opportunity to review and formalize policies and procedures that have evolved over time.”

Mandy Davis
HR Coordinator, HiViz

“We just finished the Cyber Readiness Institute pilot program at HiViz, and it has already made a difference for our company. My favorite part about the program is how it breaks down cybersecurity into four distinct bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand, and simplifies how to improve processes. Thanks to this program, any employee who operates a computer here can easily understand why these four issues are a concern and how they can helpto minimize risk”

Jon Preizler
RH Capital Partners

“It is a no brainer – go complete the Cyber Readiness Program right away. The Program spoon feeds you critical information for cybersecurity and tools with plenty of room to customize for your own organization. I highly recommend it!”

News & Events

Cyber Insurance Town Hall

Munich Cyber Security Conference 2021

Cyber Readiness Institute is partnering with Security Network Munich for the 7th Munich Cyber Security Conference 2021 on April 29 and 30. Cyber threats and distrust are on the rise, accelerated by the...

Cyber Basics for Small Businesses Training Series

 

Webinar: Ransomware - What You Can Do!

Weak password led to hack of Verkada | Kiersten Todt on CBS Evening News

Hackers claim to have breached the feeds of 150,000 security cameras sold and managed by a company called Verkada. They gained...

Government Must Help Industries as Hacking Escalates, Says Kiersten Todt

Cyber Readiness Institute Managing Director Kiersten Todt, discusses the Microsoft hack and how the U.S. government must...

Webinar: Understand Your Cyber Risk and Become Cyber Ready

Join the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in partnership with ICC Guatemala for a cybersecurity...

LinkedIn Live: Cyber Threat Thursday with Cybercrime Support Network

Tune-in this Thursday, Feb 18 for another episode of Cybercrime Support Network’s CyberThreatThursday on LinkedIn Live...

SecureTheVillage Webinar: Small Business Cyber Readiness Program

In this webinar, Craig Moss, CRI Director of Content and Tools, and SecureTheVillage President, Stan Stahl, discuss how enterprises...

SolarWinds fallout makes secure communications a critical first line of defense

Over the past weeks, U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure entities, and private sector organizations have been...

Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know About How it Works and What it Covers

  Watch a roundtable discussion on Cyber Insurance, organized by the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) and CRI Champion,...

Capitol riots raise urgent concerns about Congress's information security

Cyber Insurance Town Hall

Munich Cyber Security Conference 2021

Cyber Readiness Institute is partnering with Security Network Munich for the 7th Munich Cyber Security Conference 2021 on April 29 and 30. Cyber threats and distrust are on the rise, accelerated by the...

Cyber Basics for Small Businesses Training Series

 

Webinar: Ransomware - What You Can Do!

Weak password led to hack of Verkada | Kiersten Todt on CBS Evening News

Hackers claim to have breached the feeds of 150,000 security cameras sold and managed by a company called Verkada. They gained...

Government Must Help Industries as Hacking Escalates, Says Kiersten Todt

Cyber Readiness Institute Managing Director Kiersten Todt, discusses the Microsoft hack and how the U.S. government must...

Webinar: Understand Your Cyber Risk and Become Cyber Ready

Join the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in partnership with ICC Guatemala for a cybersecurity...

LinkedIn Live: Cyber Threat Thursday with Cybercrime Support Network

Tune-in this Thursday, Feb 18 for another episode of Cybercrime Support Network’s CyberThreatThursday on LinkedIn Live...

SecureTheVillage Webinar: Small Business Cyber Readiness Program

In this webinar, Craig Moss, CRI Director of Content and Tools, and SecureTheVillage President, Stan Stahl, discuss how enterprises...

SolarWinds fallout makes secure communications a critical first line of defense

Over the past weeks, U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure entities, and private sector organizations have been...

Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know About How it Works and What it Covers

  Watch a roundtable discussion on Cyber Insurance, organized by the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) and CRI Champion,...

Capitol riots raise urgent concerns about Congress's information security

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