This one-hour interactive course is designed to provide small business owners with a basic understanding of cybersecurity and its importance to their businesses. Cybercrimes are on the rise and small businesses are prime targets for hackers. It is critical to have a cybersecurity program in place to avoid hefty costs and disruptions to your operations. In this course, we will learn best strategies on how to identify a cyberattack, how to protect your business and to create a basic incident response plan you can implement if or when your business is the victim of a cyber crime.
Cybersecurity Basics is the first of three courses that provide a multi-layered comprehensive training program on cybersecurity topics such as strategy, remediation, recovery planning, and maturity models for small and medium-sized business enterprises.
The other courses in the series are Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Roadmap and Using Maturity Models to Build a Cybersecurity Strategy. Although the content of these courses is designed to build upon concepts covered in this course, there are no prerequisites for any of the individual courses in the series.
- Provide a basic understanding of cybersecurity, including common terminology.
- Increase awareness of cybersecurity as a business risk.
- Understand and describe what to do if you suspect a cyberattack.
- Identify definitive steps you can take to protect your business.
- Glossary or Common Terminology
- Checklist of Basic Cybersecurity Protection Steps
- Inventory of Assets
- Incident Response Plan Checklist
- Additional Reading List
Course Instructor: Angela Dingle, President & CEO of Ex-Nihilo
Angela Dingle is President and CEO of Ex Nihilo, a management and technology consultancy specializing in IT governance, cybersecurity, management consulting, and leadership development. An award-winning business owner, she brings to bear 25+ years of experience consulting in the public and private sector, where she has managed over 40 million dollars in contract engagements. Angela has served as a featured guest on Federal News Radio’s Women in Government Series, the Woman Behind the Business radio talk show, and as a contributing author for Washington Technology Magazine.