Cyber Readiness Blog

Discover insights and new perspectives on cyber readiness best practices authored by members of the CRI team and our partners.

Quick Facts from the Ransomware Playbook

We created this infographic with basic steps from our Ransomware Playbook to help organizations and individuals easily share this tip sheet through social media channels or other platforms. You can download our complete Ransomware...

A Simple Solution to Reduce the Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware has been a scourge for years. Recently, it has become a national security issue because of the exponential growth of attacks aimed at our critical infrastructure. Ransomware that holds hostage the critical data...

Supply Chains: The Growing Target of Cyber Attacks

The Colonial Pipeline, SolarWinds, and Microsoft Exchange cyber breaches are the latest vivid reminders that cybersecurity is a core supply chain issue and a threat that is growing in frequency and impact. Colonial Pipeline...

Introducing the Cyber Leader Certification Program

A free online program to train Cyber Leaders in small and medium-sized businesses to help secure supply chains and reduce the risk of a cyber attack. The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) has launched a free, comprehensive...

Cyber Readiness Institute Discusses Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

      Below are some of the media reports. MTP Daily Former WH cybersecurity adviser: Colonial Pipeline ‘should not have been this vulnerable’ https://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/former-wh-cybersecurity-adviser-colonial-pipeline-should-not-have-been-this-vulnerable-111647301519...

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Cyber Readiness of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: A Global Perspective

The Cyber Readiness Institute has released a White Paper urging the Biden Administration to address specific cyber readiness challenges that small and medium-sized businesses face. The paper recommends the following: Create...

From SMEs for SMEs: Cybersecurity Tips for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) asked its Small Business Advisory Council, a group of 15 public and private organizations that serve SMEs in various capacities, to identify key tips to help SMEs become more secure and...

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: COVID-19 Brings New Challenges and Threats

Learn how changing online behavior can turn core cyber issues from vulnerabilities to assets. During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it is important to acknowledge the new challenges that now exist, which we couldn’t have...

What the Ransomware Attack Debate is Missing

The impact of ransomware attacks against state and local governments continues to make headlines.  High profile attacks against Atlanta, Baltimore, and now Rivera Beach and Lake City in Florida expose the challenges governors,...