More than half a million Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) will shut down in 2017 because of cyber security breaches according to a report from ‘The Business Journals’. Forty-three percent of all cyberattacks target SMBs. The average recovery cost is $36,000. Sixty percent of SMBs hit by a cyberattack close their doors within six months of the breach. This toolkit will help you circumvent these sobering statistics.

Cybersecurity Toolkit

The Washington Small Business Development Center Cybersecurity Toolkit is to be used in conjunction with the Small Business Cybersecurity Workbook. The workbook is available here:

Sm Bus Cybersecurity Workbook.pdf

Use this template to customize your own Written Information Security Plan (WISP):

WISP.doc* or WISP.pdf

*Documents are located at wsbdc.org-wp-content/uploads.. If you prefer an emailed document contact info@wsbdc.org

Advanced Workbooks

Federal Standards

  • NIST.SP.800-171.pdf Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations

Reporting Requirements Federal Regulations

There are state and federal reporting regulations in the event of a data breach due to a cyber attack.

DavisWright Tremaine, LLP Data Breach Notification Summary for

Washington

Oregon

Idaho

Montana

Cybersecurity Resources

One page handouts:

Cyber-Awareness-Canvas – a one page planning guide.pdf

10 Cyber Tips for Businesses.pdf published by the FCC – http://www.fcc.gov/cyberforsmallbiz and http://www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner

FCC Smartphone Tip Sheet.pdf

The Cyber Security Videos below are 5 – 7 minutes in length, and feature real world businesses talking with Lyman Terni of Artemis Global Security. They were originally created by the Delaware SBDC and are used with permission.