CBIA and the Connecticut Small Business Development Center developed the Small Business Cybersecurity Workbook to inform and guide businesses in preparing and responding to cyberattacks.

The cybersecurity framework presented in this workbook was developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Small Business Cybersecurity Workbook
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NIST has also developed additional cybersecurity requirements for any organization that wants to do business with a federal agency.

This cybersecurity workbook and toolkit will help you implement current best practices and guide you towards meeting NIST standards.

The largest threat of disruption currently facing small businesses is not weather or event related. It's cyber disruption—and it can happen at any time, to any business.

Small-to medium-sized businesses are particularly at risk, as they are viewed by hackers as easier to penetrate due to a perceived general lack of awareness and resources.

Small businesses can no longer afford to remain unaware of the threats or remain complacent with inadequate technology.

They must take action to enhance their systems, processes, and staffing to remain viable in today's online economy.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Purpose
  • Intended Audience
  • What's the Basis of This Workbook?
  • Using This Workbook
  • Step One: Identify
  • Step Two: Protect
  • Step Three: Detect
  • Step Four: Respond
  • Step Five: Recover

Questions? Need additional information? Contact CBIA's Adam Ney (860.244.1933).