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No-cost, effective tools you can use today to mitigate your business’ cyber risk

Cyber-attacks are a growing concern for everyone, and small businesses are often attractive targets for cybercriminals.  Understanding your small business’ cyber vulnerability and mitigating cyber threats are not always easy tasks. The Indiana Small Business Development Center, a program of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, is committed to providing Hoosier small businesses with easy to understand and ready to use resources that can help avoid or reduce the impact of cyber incidents.

Indiana Cybersecurity Resources

The following resources are available for Indiana small businesses and entrepreneurs:

Indiana Small Business
Development Center

The Indiana SBDC offers no-cost business advising, training, referrals, and a library of cultivated tools and resources to help businesses, start, grow, finance, innovate, and transition. The Indiana SBDC has ten offices across the state with regional advisors ready to serve your small business needs.

Data Assured

The Data Assured Toolkit, made available in partnership with the Delaware SBDC, helps small businesses prepare for and manage cybersecurity threats. The Data Assured Toolkit works to raise awareness of cyber risks, help businesses manage those risks, and foster innovation in cybersecurity.

Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance

The Indiana PTAC offers one-on-one counseling and training events for Indiana businesses interested in government contracting, including how to identify and target appropriate local, state and federal agencies.

Purdue University Manufacturing
Extension Partnership

Purdue MEP has assembled a team of cybersecurity experts to help ensure you are compliant with the standards described in NIST Special Publication 800-171. Additionally, Purdue MEP offers cybersecurity workshops to learn the DoD cybersecurity requirements and expose businesses to resources for becoming compliant and meeting local cybersecurity providers. Purdue MEP’s experienced team has designed a comprehensive four-step cybersecurity program for small-to-medium sized manufacturers. This program is intended to help businesses gauge their current situation, and then tailor a plan specifically for the company’s internal capabilities, budget, and time sensitivity.

Indiana PTAC and Purdue MEP

PTAC, part of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, is partnering with Purdue MEP to fund CMMC Level 1 assessments and implementation. This opportunity is best suited for small-to-medium-sized companies in the DIB that need support to adopt foundational cyber practices and are unable to participate in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracting realm without it. Funding is open now through October 2022 – or until funding runs out.

Indiana cyberTAP

Purdue University – cyberTAP offers fee-based, custom cybersecurity education and cybersecurity services. cyberTAP’s cybersecurity training programs range from basic theory to hands-on defensive and offensive simulations on the Purdue Cyber Range.

Indiana Cybersecurity Hub

Have questions? Connect to the Indiana Cybersecurity Hub.