IT Security - Businesses
Please use the follow resources to help educate and understand cybersecurity in your business or at work!
- Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Cyber Risks: As technology continues to evolve, cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication and complexity. Cyber threats affect businesses of all sizes and require the attention and involvement of chief executive officers (CEOs) and other senior leaders. To help companies understand their risks and prepare for cyber threats, CEOs should discuss key cybersecurity risk management topics with their leadership and implement cybersecurity best practices. Homeland Security Tip (ST18-007)
- Homeland Security CISA CEO Recommended Actions: Here are 5 urgent focus areas for every CEO Shields Up: 5 Urgent Cybersecurity Actions for Executives (cisa.gov)
- Ransomware 101 and Response: Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. Ransomware actors often target and threaten to sell or leak exfiltrated data or authentication information if the ransom is not paid – more ransomware resources
- Homeland Security Free Resources: Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools | CISA
- Additional Business Resources: Resources for Business | CISA
Economic Espionage and Cybersecurity
- Basic Information and Examples: In collaboration with the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the FBI released a short film to educate anyone with a trade secret about how they can protect it. Based on an actual case, The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets illustrates how one U.S. company was targeted by foreign spies and how that company worked with the FBI to bring the perpetrators to justice.
- Safety and Security for Business Professional Traveling Aboard: Instructions for business travelers to ensure the safety and security of themselves and their business information while traveling outside the United States. Safety and Security for the Business Professional Traveling Abroad — FBI
- Know and contact your local FBI Office:
- Cleveland Office: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/cleveland
- FBI Field Office Locations: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices
- CISA Region 5 Information: Includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin Region 5 | CISA
- Reach out to Homeland Security CISA: CISA works to understand, manage, and mitigate risk to the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure in the public and private sector. By working with our partners, we defend against today’s threats and collaborate to build secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. Whether you're a small business or an established federal contractor, you can play a part in CISA's essential work. Doing Business With CISA | CISA
- Northeast Ohio InfraGard Chapter: The Northern Ohio InfraGard Members Alliance is a non-profit organization serving as a public-private partnership among U.S. businesses, individuals involved in the protection and resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Northern Ohio InfraGard Members Alliance (nocinfragard.org)
Educate Others on Cybersecurity
The CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Program is a national public awareness effort aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We each have to do our part to keep the Internet safe. When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is in October every year!