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Top 8 Free Cyber Security Resources

Cyber security was a little know concept a decade ago.  Only talked about in the corridors of the intelligence agencies around the work and in Hollywood movie scripts.

Today there is a plethora of cyber security resources, guides, and articles across the internet. 

Here is my top ten list of free corporate, government, academic and not for profit resources that can provide business leaders with insights and tools to better understand and manage cyber security risks.

  1. Australian Cyber Security Centre – Small Business Cyber Security Guide (Australian Federal Government)

The Australian Cyber Security Centre website has a dedicated section for small businesses https://www.cyber.gov.au/resources-business-and-government/essential-cyber-security/small-business-cyber-security

Follow the link here for the Small Business Cyber Security Guide https://www.cyber.gov.au/resources-business-and-government/governance-and-user-education/practical-cyber-security-tips-business-leaders

  1. NIST

NIST is the industry leading framework for cyber security

https://www.nist.gov/cybersecurity

  1. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 

USA’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has a good Cyber Essentials Starter Kit for small to medium sized businesses

https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/resources/cisa-cyber-essentials-starter-kit

  1. Australian Institute of Company Directors 

The Australian Information Security Association and the Australian Institute of Company Directors have developed a cyber security guide for directors of SMEs and Not for Profit entities.

https://www.aicd.com.au/risk-management/framework/cyber-security/a-cyber-security-handbook-for-small-business-and-nfp-directors.html

  1. USA Small Business Administration

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/strengthen-your-cybersecurity

  1. European Union Agency for Cybersecurity.

https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/cybersecurity-guide-for-smes

  1. Australian Government Online Business Guides

https://business.gov.au/online-and-digital/cyber-security

  1. National Cyber Security Centre (UK)

THE NCSC in the UK has a great toolkits section of its website.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/board-toolkit/toolkits-toolbox

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