Your success depends on cyber readiness. Both depend on you.

CISA’s Cyber Essentials is a guide for leaders of small businesses as well as leaders of small and local government agencies to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices. 

Consistent with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and other standards, the Cyber Essentials are the starting point to cyber readiness.

Reducing an organization’s cyber risk requires a holistic approach, similar to that taken to address other operational risks. As with other risks, cyber risks can threaten:

  • Your ability to operate or access critical information
  • Your reputation and the trust of your customers and constituents
  • Your bottom line
  • Your organization’s survival

Managing cyber risks requires building a Culture of Cyber Readiness. The Culture of Cyber Readiness has six Essential Elements:

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