Businesses have had cybersecurity threats for many years. However, the threat has significantly increased during the health pandemic. Some even consider the increased threat as a cyber pandemic. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable as they often lack the knowledge and resources to ensure they are aligned with best practices in cybersecurity safety.
Through the CARES Act, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University received funding to develop a self-assessment tool to help identify strengths and weaknesses of a business’ cybersecurity safety procedures. This self-assessment is particularly important for businesses that plan to do business with the U.S. Department of Defense as they must demonstrate compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Level 1.
This webinar will provide background to the CMMC certification, and introduce the self-assessment tool. After the webinar, participants will have access to the assessment at no cost.
Please join Dr. Jake Young, founder of the Foster College of Business Center for Cybersecurity, to learn more about how to minimize cyber threats, and align with basic cyber hygiene – CMMC Level 1.
Jacob A. Young, D.B.A., Director, Center for Cybersecurity, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, Department of Entrepreneurship, Technology and Law, Bradley University
Dr. Jacob Young is an assistant professor of management information systems and the director of the Center for Cybersecurity at Bradley University. He earned his doctorate from Louisiana Tech University. He focuses his research on privacy, security, and anonymity issues related to information systems with a specific focus on whistleblowing. He serves as the Senior Advisor on Cybersecurity at the National Whistleblower Center in Washington, D.C. His research has been presented at several regional and national conferences, as well as published or forthcoming in several journals, such as Information Technology & People, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, Journal of Information Systems Education, Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems, DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, and Richmond Journal of Law and Technology.