By Aimée Larsen Kirkpatrick
Can you help us protect small businesses? We’re looking for partners to join GCA in promoting cybersecurity solutions on a global scale through the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, which includes free tools to take immediate steps to improve cybersecurity.
Our goals are lofty – we aim to reach one million businesses in one thousand days. If you are interested in learning more, please take the time to review our prospectus. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business
GCA, in collaboration with our partners, developed the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, a free, operational resource that small businesses can use to significantly reduce their cyber risk. The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, sponsored by Mastercard, is aligned with the leading cybersecurity recommendations from the Center for Internet Security (CIS), the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). All of the tools included in the toolkit are free and have been tested and evaluated by a team of cybersecurity experts to ensure they work and can be used by those who are not technical experts.
What’s in the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit?
The toolkit is broken down into six toolboxes of basic areas of risk to be addressed. Within each toolbox are tools and reference materials to help educate and provide guidance. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for small businesses to understand the risks and select the right tools.
The first version of the toolkit features more than two-dozen tools and resources that help small businesses implement best practices in the following categories:
- Know What You Have (inventory of devices and applications)
- Update Your Defenses (updates, patches and vulnerability management)
- Beyond Simple Passwords (passwords and two-factor authentication)
- Prevent Phishing and Viruses (DNS security, anti-virus and ad blockers)
- Protect Your Brand (email authentication and brand monitoring)
- Defend Against Ransomware (create backups)
Entities can follow step-by-step guidance found in the toolboxes, and users can rate the tools and provide other input that will inform future development of the toolkit to ensure it continues to meet small business needs.
We look forward to hearing from you.