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Cybersecurity Standards Act: What Does It Mean for My Small Business?


On June 24, 2021, the “Act Incentivizing The Adoption Of Cybersecurity Standards For Businesses” (Public Act No. 21-119 ) (“Cybersecurity Standards Act”) was passed and goes into effect on October 1, 2021.

Cyberattacks are on the rise across the world and it is important for your business to protect itself against potential risks. With this new Act, eligible business may be granted  “safe harbor” in the event of an attack – saving your business countless time, resources, and potentially dollars.

This webinar is ideal for all small businesses who are looking to learn more about this new law and how they may be eligible for the safe harbor it provides.


  • Welcome: CTSBDC State Director, Joe Ercolano
  • Opening remarks from Representative Caroline Simmons
  • Explanation of Cybersecurity Standards Act: Jeff Brown, CISO, State of Connecticut
  • Review Data Assured* cybersecurity program, Christine Sullivan
  • Questions & answers

*The Data Assured program is certified to NIST-CSF

This webinar was originally hosted on October 15. By registering below, you will view a recording.

Register here