Cyber-attacks against small businesses are on the rise. Small businesses are, unfortunately, attractive targets because they have the information cybercriminals want and often don’t have the expertise or resources to devote to cybersecurity. Don’t let your business become a statistic. With help from the Florida SBDC at FGCU, you can learn about common cyber threats and take steps towards improving your cybersecurity.

How we can help


Take our online Cybersecurity Awareness Risk Self-Assessment to determine your level of risk. 

The assessment is a questionnaire that helps users gauge their level of cyber activity. It is based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Users can expect a risk score based on their current cyber posture in 15 minutes or less. This score is presented at the end of the questionnaire with an option to receive the results via email. At the end of the survey, users are encouraged to move onto the Cybersecurity Basics for Small Businesses course.


Learn the basics of cybersecurity through our online Cybersecurity Basics for Small Business course.

Looking to shore up your business’ cybersecurity measures? Through our Cybersecurity Basics course, you’ll learn about the biggest cybersecurity risks, common cyber threats, how to secure your business, and how to respond to an attack. At the end of the course, users are encouraged to sign up for in-depth consulting for additional assistance.


Shore up your business’ cyber strategy through in-depth consulting.

Through our Cybersecurity Basics program, you’ll also have access to our team of cyber specialists who can help you take a deeper dive into your business’ cybersecurity measures and assist in developing strategies to better protect your business, employees, customers, and profits.

To help you grow and Succeed

Additional resources

The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University has worked in partnership with various federal, state and local agencies and other organizations to provide practical resources to help small businesses meet the challenges of doing business in cyberspace.

Small Business Cybersecurity and the Global Supply Chain

In a world where digital networks are equally as important as physical networks, it is critical for small business to be vigilant with the cybersecurity of their supply chains.

Cyber Insurance 101 Building Cyber Readiness and Resiliency

Cyber insurance is one way to help SMBs improve their defenses. A cyber insurance policy provides several benefits to these organizations.

 The Florida SBDC Network Byte-Size Program: Cybersecurity Basics for Small Business Helping 

This easy-to-digest guidebook and toolkit of affiliated resources provide user-friendly information that can help make your company more cyber-secure in an increasingly perilous 21st Century environment. 

Practical Cybersecurity Tech for Small Business

Here are some practical steps that you can take to help protect you and your business. These basics of security should be nonnegotiable for every SMB.

Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals

NIST developed this interagency report as a reference guideline about cybersecurity for small businesses. This document is intended to present the fundamentals of a small business information security program in non-technical language.


The U.S. SBA, in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), provides an online Cyberplanner Tool to help small businesses develop a cyber emergency plan.

Marc Farron - FSBDC at FGCU Small Business Consultant

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