KANSAS SBDC CYBERSECURITY Our clients are often trying to comply with industry regulations on their own, including HIPAA and NIST standards.
THEY WANT help securing data, help developing information architecture, training on best practices, to reduce risk
WE PROVIDE evaluation of current practices, training, development of policies and procedures, and connect them with external providers and other resources they need to protect their businesses
THEY BENEFIT by connecting with the right resources for their needs – saving time and money
Our current clients include pharmacies, manufacturers, and business services.
Do you need help weighing your options? We invite you to contact a location near you when you are ready for assistance.
Business advising is confidential and at no cost to the owner. SBDC services are made available to you and your business by funding from the U.S. SBA, Kansas Department of Commerce, and university hosts and other partners. Curious? Read our FAQs.
So, how does this work?
First, to become a client, you sign up online. Next, a center rep near you will contact you to cover your next steps. Next steps may include an online assessment, training, or it may be a one-on-one meeting with a business advisor.
When you meet with a business advisor the advisor’s role is to listen to you and learn about your marketing challenges in a judgement-free environment. The advisor will ask about your goals, your needs, and your expectations. They’ll ask about the implications that your cybersecurity has on other aspects of your business. We know that cyber issue don’t exist on their own, so to really help your business, we like to look at the whole picture.
When you and your advisor agree on a plan of action, we’ll proceed.
What you might discover when working with the Kansas SBDC on cybersecurity issues
You might find that we work best as objective outsider that can be there to talk through ideas or to serve as a sounding board. Or you may need us to dig in and help you prepare or revise a business continuity or cybersecurity plan. Or you may find that you need us to get deep into the details and work together to develop strategies and tactics to test for your solution. Whatever approach works best for you, we’re here to assist.
If we discover that what you need is beyond our scope, we can refer you to cyber defense providers operating as other small businesses in Kansas. Even if we refer you to outside resources, you’ll find that we willing to be there to work with you as you implement new programs in your business.
Want to get started? Sign up online.