SC SBDC Cybersecurity Assistance Program


For over 40 years the SC SBDC has adapted to meet the evolving needs of the state’s small business landscape and the implementation of the network’s expanded Cybersecurity Assistance Program is evidence of that commitment.

HIPPA. Credit cards. Personal identity information for adults and minors—cybersecurity poses a threat to any business that uses or stores data, and small businesses are a particularly easy target for hackers and cyber criminals for several reasons.

Many small businesses have access to not only their own data, but also that of the larger companies and government systems they work with, and unlike global corporations, they typically lack the adequate resources and technology needed to monitor and protect their digital assets.

For that reason, the SC SBDC has developed a comprehensive Cybersecurity Assistance Program that offers face-to-face and web-based training from experienced business consultants to help small and medium-size businesses plan their cybersecurity strategy and minimize exposure to potential threats. We also offer essential resources that include cybersecurity awareness training and best practices, workshops for technical understanding, information on SC breach law requirements and self-assessments for businesses to evaluate risks and opportunities for improvement. All SC SBDC cybersecurity materials and programming adhere to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines.

Effective security measures do not have to compromise business productivity or increase operating costs. With help from SC SBDC cybersecurity experts, small business owners don’t have to purchase expensive technology applications or complex systems to mitigate malicious threats and safeguard sensitive information. Our comprehensive Cybersecurity Assistance Program offers the training and resources small businesses need to enhance their cyber readiness and remain viable in today’s online economy.