Encinitas Chamber of Commerce

Cyber Security

Protect your business with these Cyber Security Resources:

Free Cyber Security Webinars

Cyber Security Chamber Workshop


Learn about cybersecurity best practices from some of the region’s experts in cyber defense. Hear about the most common types of cyber incidents and where to find resources to prevent them. Know what to do if a cyber incident impacts your organization.


Cybercrime: Securing Your Business Against The Imminent Threat

Free cybersecurity webinar featuring Blackpoint Cyber, industry leaders in managed detection and response.


See the free webinar here  

Report Cyber Crime

Internet Crime Complaint Center www.ic3.gov

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is run by the FBI which is the lead federal agency for investigating cybercrime.

San Diego Sherriff Non-Emergency: 858-565-5200

Small Business Cybersecurity Information

NIST publishes a checklist and framework listing best practices for protecting your business using 5 key functions:

  1. Identify: Take inventory of your hardware and software and determine what vulnerabilities they have
  2. Protect: Protect your devices with end-point detection, email scanning etc. Use multi-factor authentication or a passkey. Limit permissions to those needed.
  3. Detect: Have tools in place that detect and prevent attacks.  Configure alerts so you know when to respond.
  4. Respond: Maintain an Incident Response Plan that documents who to contact if a cyber incident or issue occurs.
  5. Recover: Have procedures on how to recover from a cyber incident.

Protecting Small Businesses From Ransomware (NIST)

Stop Ransomware Guide

(Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA)

The CISA Stop Ransomware Guide contains best practices for protecting your business against cybercrime including:

  1. Automatic Updates: Keep automatic updates on for all of your software, operating system, and browsers.
  2. Back-Up Your Data: Verify that you or your data provider keeps on offline and encrypted (locked) backup of your data.
  3. Anti-Virus: Have next generation (AI assisted) anti-virus protection (also called end-point protection) on all of your devices
  4. Email and Cloud File Scanning For Malware: Make sure your email and cloud file (like Dropbox)  are  configured to scan for malware.
  5. Incident Response Plan: Have an Incident Response Plan in place outlining the steps to take if your business is impacted by cybercrime.