A single data breach can put an organization out of business within a few short months. An unprepared organization may be unable to handle the unexpected expenses, loss of customer confidence, loss of current and future sales, and the many other disruptive effects associated with a data breach. Small and midsize businesses should take steps to ensure they can withstand the devastating impact and long-lasting effects of a cybersecurity incident. Establishing an effective cybersecurity program can help ensure that critical activities, such as risk assessments and risk management, take place.
Cybersecurity for Small and Midsize Businesses uses the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as a starting point to help organizations establish or improve their cybersecurity program. Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility, and everyone has a role to play in keeping sensitive data safe from hackers. Cybersecurity for Small and Midsize Businesses can serve as a survival guide for board members, executives, business owners, compliance officers, managers, IT personnel, Managed Service Providers, staff, and more.