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 to train and certify individuals (Cyber Leaders) in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), empowering them with the knowledge and tools necessary to establish and maintain a culture of cyber readiness.

CRI’s central mission as a non-profit is to help organizations build a cyber ready culture by focusing on human behavior. To achieve this, CRI developed the Cyber Readiness Program, which equips SMBs with the tools to reduce their cyber risk. The appointment of a Cyber Leader is pivotal to the program, as they guide the organization in developing practical policies to create a culture of readiness and resilience in the event of an attack.

Following the launch of the Cyber Readiness Program, CRI discovered that many of the appointed Cyber Leaders desired even more knowledge, prompting the creation of the Cyber Leader Program. The Program, like all CRI programs and materials, is available at no cost and is designed for anyone within an SMB, whether they are a seasoned cybersecurity professional or new to the field. Technical knowledge is not required to get started. The Cyber Leader Program provides valuable insights and resources to navigate the complexities of today’s digital landscape. It is a comprehensive program covering the people, process, and technology basics to equip Cyber Leaders with the practical steps and insights to enhance and maintain cyber readiness within their organizations.

To obtain a Cyber Leader certificate, participants first must lead an organization through the CRI Readiness Program, complete all modules in the new Cyber Leader program, including associated quizzes and assignments, and pass the final test with a score of 100% (three attempts allowed).

Major Enhancements in the updated Program:

  • New Content Featuring an Industry Case Study: A notable addition to the Cyber Leader Program is the inclusion of a comprehensive industry case study. This case study offers a step-by-step guide on assessing and addressing third-party vendor security risks across your organization. By examining real-world scenarios and best practices, participants gain practical insights into mitigating vendor-related cyber threats.
  • Streamlined Certification Process: Recognizing the importance of accessibility and user-friendliness, we have streamlined the certification process. It is now easier than ever for participants to complete the program at their own pace and take the exam. Our intuitive interface and comprehensive resources ensure a seamless learning experience.
  • Downloadable Resources: In addition to the core curriculum, participants have access to a wealth of downloadable resources designed to support their journey toward cyber readiness. From the Vendor Management Selection Checklist to the Cyber Readiness Technology Guide, these resources provide actionable insights and practical strategies for building a culture of cyber readiness within your organization.
  • Verifiable and Secure Digital Certificates: Upon successful completion of the Cyber Leader Program, participants will receive a verifiable and secure digital certificate. These foundational certificates not only attest to your expertise and commitment to cyber readiness but also enhance credential recognition across the industry.

In today’s digital age, being prepared for cybersecurity challenges is no longer an option but a necessity. With updated content, a streamlined certification process, and downloadable resources, the updated Cyber Leader Program is the ideal platform for individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on their organization and safeguard them against cyber threats.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Join the ranks of Cyber Leaders today and take the first step toward a more secure future for your organization. Visit the CRI website to learn more about the program and enroll today!