August 17, 2020
Our promotion of Cyber Essentials to small companies and local government agencies continues with the publication of Cyber Essentials Toolkit Chapter 3: Your Systems, What Makes You Operational. This toolkit chapter emphasizes protecting the information and applications on your network. Organizations that build security into and around critical assets and applications strengthen their technical cyber hygiene. This Cyber Essentials Toolkit recommends actionable steps leaders can take to manage network assets with the goal of protecting information and securing hardware and software.
The Cyber Essentials Toolkit is a set of modules designed to break down the CISA Cyber Essentials into bite-sized actions for IT and C-suite leadership to work toward full implementation of each Cyber Essential. Each chapter focuses on recommended actions to build cyber readiness into the six interrelated aspects of an organizational culture of cyber readiness. In future months, you will see toolkits that focus on organizational tools, plans, processes, and other tips to make organizational cybersecurity easy and seamless.
Going forward, please feel free to contact us at Central@cisa.gov. I am grateful for your continued support and engagement with CISA as we work together to Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow.