It is amazing how many risks there are threatening small businesses these days.  It used to be easy, prepare for the rare natural disaster such as hurricane, tornado or earthquake and you were fine. Unfortunately, in today’s digital age, the risks have multiplied. Now your business is not only threatened by natural disasters, but hackers wanting to steal information or money from you, employees unknowingly deleting information from your system, hardware and software failing causing lost or corrupt information, and government regulations threatening fines for not protecting the personally identifiable information (PII) you have been trusted with.  Any one of these threats has the potential to put you out of business.

At Canon Capital Technologies we help small business owners bring their business into alignment with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.  This governmental organization is responsible for “helping organizations to better understand and improve their management of cybersecurity risk”.  This comprehensive framework consists of five pieces

  • Identify: We take the time to sit down with the business owner and determine what pieces of their business are critical to their operation.
  • Protect: Based on the information provided to us by the business owner, we develop a plan to protect those components.
  • Detect: We help the business owner develop and implement the processes and procedures they need to effectively detect attacks while they are happening instead of after they occur.
  • Respond: We work with the business owner to develop and implement procedures on how to respond to any attack that threatens to breach their network.
  • Recover: No matter how well the first four pieces are implemented, the chance of something still happening is prevalent. Therefore, we proactively prepare a plan to recover from any threat which succeeds at putting your operations at risk.

To find out more about how this framework can help your business determine what is at risk and to protect it from the threats that will close its doors, contact Canon Capital Technologies today!