The Maryland Department of Commerce will use Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program to award funds to support cybersecurity for eligible small business concerns, including training and direct services for 40 small businesses. Service providers will be contracted to conduct security scans of the clients’ existing cybersecurity systems. All small business employees will complete cybersecurity hygiene training, and selected employees, as identified by the security scan, will complete more extensive training regarding cybersecurity fundamentals tailored to their level of knowledge. Additionally, these selected employees will complete industry-specific training regarding issues of particular concern to their business. After training is completed, mitigation services contractors will supply and install the highest priority hardware and software as identified on the security scan for up to $10,000 per business.
Disclaimer: Please note that this program's success is tied to pending contracts with the SBA and Maryland Department of Commerce.
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