SMBs Implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with Ease

06 Apr SMBs Implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with Ease

Are you finally ready to improve the maturity of your organization’s CyberSecurity program but not sure where to start? The NIST CyberSecurity Framework is an excellent path to success, but it will seem daunting at first. Having an online cybersecurity coach will help.

When auditors visited a bank in Illinois, they commented that the little bank was better organized than the big companies they assess. The bank passed two audits that week because all of their work was documented and organized according the NIST framework. A business services company in North Carolina was invited to tell a group of peer companies how to get their security equally well-organized. What was the key to success for these two companies? An inexpensive online coach and a collaboration platform designed for cybersecurity management.

Small and mid-sized businesses ($5M to $5bn) should use this recipe for similar success: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the ManageHub collaboration platform and Online Coach. Simply log in to your private account on, and begin using the online collaboration platform pre-populated with work activities related to the cybersecurity framework. You and your entire team will be assigned an online coach to guide you step by step.

Far less expensive than hiring a consultant, and far more reliable, having a virtual cybersecurity coach is an affordable way to get access to “expensive” consultants, without the cost. I know, I’m one of the coaches, and the system works great for me and my clients. CIOs and IT managers log in and select an area of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to improve in their company, and I log in and give them advice, examples, and assistance.

Being entirely online means we never must be in the same room at the same time, cutting out all the difficulty of scheduling meetings and synchronizing calendars. We work asynchronously. All my recommendations are stored forever in the “workspace” related to each individual work process of the Cybersecurity Framework. That means that you never lose what you’ve learned. The next time you look up Multi-Factor Authentication, for example, all my advice and our discussion is preserved in the same workspace.

My clients are small banks, business services firms, a marketing firm, and energy company, and an Internet service provider. Other consultants like me are helping companies just like yours, from every industry.

Contact me, Steve.Hunt at, for more information.
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