A community with an established cybersecurity program and established information sharing processes will be much more likely to be able to effectively respond to cyber events impacting them. This article introduces the topic of whole-community cybersecurity programs and five key reasons why they are needed.
Cyberattacks are occurring at the state and local level, impacting government, small businesses, academia and industry sectors, which ultimately impacts the individuals throughout the community. A whole-community approach needs to be taken by communities to protect their citizens. This begins at the K-12 level, helping educators access the tools and resources they need to create better cyber-aware citizens and support a growing cybersecurity workforce.
Establishing or enhancing your cybersecurity program should include four areas of improvement. Those four areas should be cybersecurity awareness, information sharing, policies and plans. Learn about each focus area here.