SecurityWorldMarket

19/04/2017

ASIS supports SMBs in fight against cyber crime

Alexandra, Va

ASIS International has sent a letter of support to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology (MAIN STREET) Cybersecurity Act. The proposed legislation calls on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other agencies to provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses to best protect their digital assets from cyber security threats.

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks. The National Cyber security Alliance has found that 60% of small businesses are forced to close following a cyber attack, making support of this legislation both pro-business and pro-security.

In the letter, ASIS International CEO Peter J. O'Neil says, "This legislation emphasises years of cooperative efforts by industry and government to produce risk management tools that support the cybersecurity needs of these small to medium businesses."

The MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act is a follow-on to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, which codified the industry-led process for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. The new legislation will ensure NIST considers the needs of small businesses and provides additional, simplified resources to improve the ability of these businesses to use the framework.

ASIS's letter restates its long-standing commitment "to promoting the use of best practices and voluntary guidance, such as the framework, provided by both the public and private sectors to assist businesses of all sizes in managing cyber risk."


Tags

Business News

Axis to integrate 2N operations in US & Canada

Axis Communications has confirmed it will be integrating 2N’s North American operations with Axis North America and it will be completed as of January 1, 2018. In 2016, Axis acquired 2N, the global market leader in IP-intercom and this integration will help further expand 2N’s leading position in the U.S. and Canadian intercom market. Additionally, aligning with 2N will help Axis accelerate growth in the quickly converging IP-Intercom market.

Business News

Charity run raises 36,000 USD for young hurricane victims

Moni Smart Security hosted a highly successful second annual Moni 5K for Children run on October 14, 2017, teaming with Mission 500 as the benefitting charity. The race raised more than $36,000 to help children in need throughout North Texas as well as Houston area children affected by Hurricane Harvey. The day before the race, more than 600 book bags were assembled for local students attending Farmers Branch Elementary School.

Product Suppliers
Back to top