Describing Your Progress to Your Partners
Protecting your business against cyber threats is a continuous process that requires constant effort and vigilance. By using the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business you are taking practical, measurable action toward reducing your cyber risk. Investing time and energy into the steps recommended in the Toolkit is smart business. Your commercial partners might want to know about the steps you have taken to reduce your own risk, because that can also reduce your partners’ risk.
The Security Checklist will allow you to present a document that your internal leadership or stakeholders may review, approve, and then share with partners if you so choose. The checklist is not a certification and is not verification or validation of successful implementation of the toolkit’s tools and resources. However, it does provide you with an easy way to document the activities you’ve taken, to communicate your security readiness in a clear and non-technical manner.