A Special Cybersecurity Offer for SBCA Members

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineNovember 22, 2019
by Molly Butz with contributions from SBCA's IT Committee


According to the FBI, the threat of a cyber attack is both serious and growing. Numerous SBCA member companies have experienced significant, and ultimately expensive, cyber attacks in the past couple of years. Unfortunately, more and more cyber crime is targeting small businesses because they often don’t have the resources to fully protect themselves. The good news is that you can take steps today to both begin to understand your company’s vulnerabilities and more appropriately defending your assets from a cyber attack.

Start by understanding your potential points of weakness by working through the SBCA IT Committee Cybersecurity & Disaster Recovery Planning Worksheet with your IT team. In addition, you can refer to the SBCA Cybersecurity Topical Library for more great resources, many with contributions by the members of the IT Committee.

One critical piece of a solid cybersecurity defense is a trained user who thinks critically when using their email. Your best line of defense is a user that knows when to question an email, thinks twice before clicking on a link even if it’s from a seemingly trusted contact, and generally approaches online interactions with just a touch of suspicion.

One way to help your users be more “security aware” is through training and testing. Several members of the IT Committee have been actively using KnowBe4, a company offering a suite of products and services aimed at keeping you safe. Using tools like mock attacks, web-based training and simulated phishing, KnowBe4 can help you build a more resilient and secure organization.

“We have been using KnowBe4 for a little over a year and it has been great,” said Kevin Witt, IT Manager at True House Inc. “It was very easy to set up the training and phishing campaigns, and the KnowBe4 reps have been great at offering suggestions for the different training programs.”

KnowBe4 is offering SBCA Members a discount on their New School Security Awareness and Phishing platform. All SBCA Members that become new KnowBe4 clients before December 31, 2019, will receive a 25 percent discount on any subscription level.  A three-year subscription includes a built-in discount of 20 percent, and SBCA Members opting for a 3-year subscription will receive the multi-year 20 percent discount on top of the 25 percent discount offered until year’s end. In addition, KnowBe4 is offering a 15 percent discount on their PhishER program.

Deploying KnowBe4 into your operations is easy and can be done extremely quickly. For IT Managers like Kevin, it’s a great first step in getting your users up to speed. “Using KnowBe4 has helped us bring visibility to the problems of phishing, social engineering, and cyber security to our end users and made everyone more aware of the threats that are out there.”

To receive the offer, simply tell the customer service representative your company name and that you’re a member of SBCA, they’ll verify the offer and get you started immediately.

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