Learn how to protect your small or medium business from cybersecurity threats.
As the owner of a small or medium business, you're probably aware that cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Learning which issues to watch out forâand how to best respond to threatsâcan help you keep your business safe. In this course, instructor Kristin Judge provides business owners and their staff with the foundational knowledge they need to secure their data and online accounts. Using the NIST Cybersecurity Frameworkâan international standard created by the National Institute of Standards and TechnologyâKristin takes you through a five-step process that can help you better secure your business.
What you should know
1. The Basics
Why you should care
Physical security vs. cybersecurity
Anyone can improve the cybersecurity of a business
What are the cybersecurity threat actions facing businesses?
What are the cybersecurity threats?
A five-step process to improve cybersecurity
Step #1: Identify key assets
Inventory sheet: Data and devices
Account access best practices
What about the cloud?
Step #2: Protect data and accounts
Humans: Education and awareness is essential
Sharing online: How to prevent a phish
Technology solutions to protect a business
Passphrases and authentication
Culture of security: Policies, procedures, and attitude
Step #3: Detect a breach
Detecting a compromise: The human element
Cybersecurity assessments and detection technology solutions
Step #4: Respond to a cyber breach
Cybersecurity response plans for business
Key elements of a cyber incident response
Federal government response support and guidance
State breach response laws
Step #5: How to recover from a cyber incident
Technology checklists for small and medium businesses