NCSA has designed an interactive workshop that allows small and medium sized business owners and operators to teach businesses best practices for securing company data and no-cost resources available to help. During each workshop, an NCSA-trained facilitator takes the attendees through the following steps:
- Understanding the assets they have that others might want to steal
- Learning how to protect those assets without having to spend a lot of money or time
- Detecting when something has gone wrong and how to react quickly and appropriately to make the impact as small as possible
- Understanding the need to create a plan of action that can be implemented when a breach occurs
- Learning what resources are needed to recover after a breach
The content is designed to be understandable by people who do not have technical backgrounds. Attendees are provided with a business inventory list, a draft policy document, an employee training plan and a draft recovery plan. Some of these materials are used during the workshop, and others are reference materials for future use. Attendees leave the workshop with a better understanding of the threats and tools to better secure their company data.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which include representatives from ADP; AT&T Services, Inc.; Bank of America; BlackBerry Corporation; Cisco; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Intel Corporation; Logical Operations; Microsoft Corp.; PayPal; PKWARE; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Raytheon; SANS Institute; Symantec and Visa Inc. NCSA’s core efforts include National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), Data Privacy Day (January 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign led by NCSA and the Anti Phishing Working Group, with federal government leadership from DHS. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.