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All Purpose Guides

Guidance that covers multiple cybersecurity topics

Creating Good Cyber Ready Habits–One Person at a Time – provides tips on how to develop good cyber readiness habits and culture for the workplace
Cyber Readiness Institute

Cybersecurity Framework Quick Start Guide - Getting Started with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: A Quick Start Guide provides activities for each Function of the Cybersecurity Framework that may be good starting points for small businesses.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Cybersecurity Basics – basic tips for securing your business
Federal Trade Commission

Cybersecurity Career-Entry Guidance for Employers

Lock Down Your Login - simple steps to gain peace of mind and more control over your online security
National Cyber Security Alliance

Start with Security: A Guide for Business – lessons learned from Federal Trade Commission cases that touch on vulnerabilities that could affect your company, along with practical guidance on how to reduce the risks they pose
Federal Trade Commission

Interactive Infographic: How Secure is Your Factory Floor? -  geared towards small manufacturers; provides a virtual tour of potential cyber vulnerabilities on a shop floor.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Good Security Habits – general tips for protecting your business electronic devices from unwanted remote access
Department of Homeland Security

Information Security for Small Business: The Fundamentals – NISTIR 7621- provides guidance on how small business can provide basic security for their information, systems, and networks
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Small Business Cybersecurity “Quick Wins” - covers "quick wins" small businesses can implement now to better secure their sensitive data
National Cybersecurity Alliance

GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business - assess your security posture, implement free tools, find practical tips, and use free resources and guides to improve your company’s cybersecurity readiness and response
Global Cyber Alliance

FCC Cyber Tip Sheet - Ten key cybersecurity tips to protect your small business.
Federal Communications Commission

MEP National Network Cybersecurity Assessment Tool - The purpose of this tool is to allow U.S. small manufacturers to self-evaluate the level of cyber risk to your business

Fight Cybercrime - Arm yourself with the information you need to recognize, report, and recover from cybercrime.
Cybercrime Support Network

Small Business Cyber Security Guide - This guide has been specifically designed for small businesses to understand, take action, and increase their cyber security resilience against ever-evolving cyber security threats. The language is clear, the actions are simple, and the guidance is tailored for small businesses.
Australian Cyber Security Centre

Manufacturers Guide to Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers - Outlines common cybersecurity practices for small and medium-sized manufactures.  The activities are grouped according to the 5 Functions of the Cybersecurity Framework
Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Cybersecurity Practices for Small Health Care Organizations - The Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients aids healthcare and public health organizations develop meaningful cybersecurity objectives and outcomes. Technical Volume 1 discusses ten Cybersecurity Practices along with Sub-Practices for small health care organizations.  
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Protecting Your Data From Ransomware and Other Data Loss Events - Many small and medium sized businesses rely on managed service providers (MSPs) to remotely manage their organization’s IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and related business operations. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST has developed a set of recommendations to help MSPs improve their cybersecurity through a standards-based approach that reduces vulnerabilities to attacks such as ransomware.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Strengthen Your Cybersecurity - Cyberattacks are a concern for small businesses. Learn about cybersecurity threats and how to protect yourself.
Small Business Administration

Created August 24, 2020, Updated April 10, 2023