Be Cyber Safe

Cybersecurity incidents are a huge threat to small business survival in 2022 according to the Allianz Risk Barometer. Cyberattacks on small businesses are becoming more frequent, targeted, and complex. According to Accenture’s Cost of Cybercrime Study, 43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses. Various studies show over 60% of small-to-medium businesses reported at least one cyberattack last year.

Washington SBDC Tools

SBDC Small Business Cybersecurity Workbook

WISP (Written Information Security Plan) to customize for your business: WISP.doc* or WISP.pdf

SBDC certified business advisors are available by appointment to assist.

Cybersecurity Webinars

The Washington SBDC offers a cybersecurity course presented in four 90 minute webinars. It is aligned with Level 1 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model, a nationally recognized cybersecurity framework created by NIST and adopted by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Hosted by the SBDC with cybersecurity subject matter experts answering your questions, this webinar series will provide you with the tools and resources you need to implement the practices businesses need for Level 1 CMM certification. This course will help small business owners prepare to meet the requirements necessary for selling to the government.

See dates and registration links at

  • Session 1
    • Intro to Cybersecurity
    • Media Protection
    • Physical Protection
  • Session 2
    • Identification & Authentication
    • Access Control
  • Session 3
    • System & Communications Protection
    • System & Information Integrity
  • Session 4
    • Risk Management
    • Cybersecurity Toolkit

The Cybersecurity Videos below are 5 – 7 minutes in length and feature real-world businesses talking with Lyman Terni of Artemis Global Security. Originally created by the Delaware SBDC and used with permission.

Important Cybersecurity links