Partnering with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Cyber Gym, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will be providing small businesses with resources to manage cybersecurity risks.
The Cyber Gym, an educational laboratory geared toward cybersecurity, has developed an online self-assessment tool that small businesses can use to evaluate their cybersecurity risks. The tool offers actionable steps that businesses can take to increase their security.
In addition, businesses can benefit from the Cyber Gym’s cybersecurity awareness training series. This series, which is in development, will cover topics including managing access to computer resources, password management, physical access, protecting network boundaries and more.
These lessons will feature a “custom cyber workout” from the Cyber Gym that will assess the skills learned during the lessons.
“With the rise in online activity during the pandemic, cybersecurity safeguards are more important than ever. Larger companies can depend on their IT departments, but most small businesses don’t have that luxury, yet they still need to ensure their e-commerce transactions, customer data, and telework practices are secure,” Laura Fine, ASBTDC state director, said in a statement. “Small businesses are used to minimizing risks by protecting their assets with physical security and insurance policies, but they also need to take precautions to minimize their risks and vulnerabilities in the cyberworld.”
ASBTDC will also provide live webinars on small business cybersecurity in 2021. Christopher Wright, co-founder of Sullivan Wright Technologies, will lead the seminars.