CRI Blog

The Cyber Attack on a Texas Water Utility is a Wake-Up Call

The recent cyberattack on Muleshoe, Texas, serves as a frightening reminder of the critical importance of protecting water utilities from cyber threats. According to news reports, in January the system that controls the city‘s...

Generative AI Tools Are Fueling a Steep Rise in Phishing E-mails. They Can Also Help SMBs Stop the Onslaught.

The past 18 months have seen awareness and implementation of generative AI tools skyrocketing, with some estimates suggesting that nearly 75 to 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies are already integrating the technology into...

Cyber Readiness Institute Releases Improved Cyber Leader Program

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) has unveiled an upgraded version of its professional credential program, emphasizing practicality, accessibility, and real-world application. The updated Cyber Leader Program is designed...

Building a Culture of Cyber Readiness During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness month! The time of year when businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies come together to stress the importance of cybersecurity in our daily lives. But it’s not just...

Move it! Patch this Vulnerability Before it’s too Late!

If you haven’t already heard, hackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the popular MOVEit File Transfer system. Governments, financial institutions, energy companies, non-profits and a variety of other organizations...

How to Prepare for the FTC’s Updated Safeguards Rule

How to Prepare for the FTC’s Updated Safeguards Rule   New amendments to the FTC’s Safegaurds Rule will require some businesses to take additional steps to ensure customer data is properly protected. With the requirement...

Summer and Holidays Are When Cyber Attacks Spike. Be Cyber Ready!

Are you planning a summer vacation with your family? School breaks and holidays are around the corner but are you prepared? Researchers have found most cyber attacks take place during the holidays when IT security departments...

Secure Your Business Against These Software Vulnerabilities

Dear Cyber Leaders, Does your business use the 3CX Desktop Application or GoAnywhere Managed-File-Transfer (MFT) software? If so, your devices and data could be vulnerable. Fortra, the software developer company of GoAnywhere...

The Day is Coming When the CRI Core Four Will be the Core Three

At the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI), we know all too well about the burden being cyber ready places on the millions of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world. SMBs tell us they don’t have the financial,...

New Cyber Readiness Program Packs More Features to Protect SMBs from Cyber Threats

The cyber threat landscape is constantly shifting and so must the tools and resources we rely on to protect our public and private institutions. That is why we have updated our Cyber Readiness Program to make it even easier...