The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in partnership with The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI), is launching a three-week webinar series. The series, dubbed Cyber Basics for Small Businesses, aims to help small businesses tackle key fundamentals of cyber protection and reduce their risk of cyberattack. The series will be supported by the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet).

The three one-hour sessions will walk attendees through basic cyber hygiene principles in non-technical segments, explaining risks, common attack methods and offering practical suggestions to help avoid falling victim. In between each weekly session, GCA will support attendees in implementing tools from the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for small businesses.

The series is free to attend and will run weekly throughout April 2021 with the first webinar taking place on April 14.

CRI maintains that its mission is to empower SMEs with free tools and resources to help them become more secure and resilient. The institute brings together the expertise of senior executive leaders at global companies including; Mastercard, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Principal Financial Group, General Motors, PSP Partners, and the Center for Global Enterprise. These leaders then help to develop free resources to improve the cyber readiness of small and medium-sized enterprises to secure global value chains.

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.

Interested attendees and business owners are encouraged to visit the Global Cyber Alliance website for more information and details for sign up.