Today, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announced a new partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) to address the most common cyber risks facing Indiana’s small business community.
The latest State of Hoosier Cybersecurity Report (2020) indicates that 95% of Hoosier businesses are concerned about the risk of a cyber incident occurring with malware, phishing, and ransomware of greatest concern. While the report suggests the majority of Hoosier businesses have some level of cybersecurity measures in place, for those that do not it’s primarily because they do not feel they are at risk or are simply unsure of what they should do.
A customized version of the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business is now available for free to all 500,000+ Hoosier small businesses. It includes free tools and resources from the IEDC, Indiana Small Business Development Corporation, Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Purdue University.
Working with the IEDC and Small Business Center advisors, the toolkit is universally accessible to all Hoosier businesses regardless of size, sector, or geography. The toolkit is an online resource providing free, effective tools focused on the implementation of essential cyber hygiene to significantly reduce cyber risk while also promoting local support services and information to further the resilience and growth opportunities for all Hoosier businesses.
Brain Cute, the Director of Capacity & Resilience at GCA said, “We applaud the IEDC and statewide Small Business Development Centers for taking concrete action to secure Indiana small businesses from cyber attack. Indiana understands small business security is critical not only for the protection of small businesses but also for the overall economic growth of the state. GCA stands ready to collaborate with government, industry, and civil society organizations who want to take action to reduce cybersecurity risk and create a safer internet for all.”
“The tools available through this partnership will be a meaningful resource for many small businesses,” said David Watkins IEDC’s vice president of small business. “Addressing threats with no-cost tools will allow Hoosier small businesses to mitigate cyber threats. We are thrilled to provide these resources and look forward to building a strong ecosystem of cyber resilience.”
About the Global Cyber Alliance
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) builds practical, measurable solutions and tools that are easy to use and works with partners to accelerate adoption around the world. We achieve our mission by uniting global communities, implementing concrete solutions, and measuring their effectiveness. Learn more by visiting the Global Cyber Alliance website.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is charged with growing the State economy, driving economic development, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Led by Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers, @SecChambersIN, and governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, @GovHolcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit iedc.in.gov.