NYS Offering Free Cybersecurity Toolkits to Small Businesses
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), in partnership with the non-profit Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), is offering free cybersecurity toolkits to small businesses to protect against growing cyber threats. The protection methods of the toolkits include identifying hardware and software, updating defenses against cyber threats, strengthening passphrases and multi-factor authentication, backing up and recovering data, and protecting email systems, according to a press release from Governor Kathy Hochul's office.
The free cybersecurity toolkit for small businesses and the DFS-developed sample cybersecurity policies are available on the DFS website.
The announcement of the toolkits comes as the governor proclaims October "Cybersecurity Awareness Month".
"Whether you're a novice internet user or a tech savvy expert, cyberattacks pose a threat to all of us whenever we're online," Governor Hochul said. "This October, we are raising awareness for New Yorkers at all levels of the public and private sectors as we continue to lead the nation in aggressively combating evolving cybersecurity threats."