by the Global Cyber Alliance and the Cyber Readiness Institute
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities providing all manner of essential services. Cybercrime - such as identify theft, malware, phishing scams, ransomware attacks, and email spoofing can cripple small businesses which in turn impacts livelihoods and the global economy.
Cyber Basics for Small Businesses is a free three week instructor-led training series which takes attendees through the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business in non-technical, bite-sized segments, explaining the risks and common methods of attack and offering practical suggestions to avoid falling victim.
In between each weekly session, small businesses can implement tools from within the toolkit to improve their resilience to cyber attack and reinforce the training material. Support is provided via the online GCA Community Forum.
Sessions will be held each Wednesday at 8:00 New York/13:00 London/14:00 Brussels and repeated again at 13:00 New York/18:00 London/19:00 Brussels. Please choose which session you would like to attend when registering. You will then receive a confirmation email.
This session covers
The aim of the training series is to guide and support small business owners who are not conversant with cybersecurity in taking a number of basic practical steps which will mitigate the most common cybersecurity risks and protect their business.
This training series will explain what these risks are, how attackers might gain access to systems, accounts or data and what preventative measures to take to protect the business. It follows and references tools contained within the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business.
Participants attending this training series will gain an understanding of cyber threats, associated business risk and will leave with the confidence to take positive action to prevent cyber attack.
Beginning April 14th, GCA and CRI will conduct three weeks of online training to aid implementation of industry recognised best cyber hygiene practise.
By the end of the training series, participants may wish to continue on their cybersecurity journey beyond the tools contained within the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business.
The Global Cyber Alliance:
GCA, founded in 2015 by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Internet a safer place by reducing cyber risk. We build programs, tools, and partnerships to sustain a trustworthy Internet to enable social and economic progress for all.
CRI brings together the expertise of senior executive leaders at global companies – including Mastercard, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Principal Financial Group, General Motors, PSP Partners, and the Center for Global Enterprise – to develop free resources to improve the cyber readiness of small and medium-sized enterprises to secure global value chains.