NTCA Launches CyberShare — Created for Small Broadband Providers

by Admin in Cybersecurity Matters

TIG Subscribers Can Receive up to 50% Premium Credit on Their TIG Cyber Policy

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association recently launched a cybersecurity product created especially for small broadband providers. CyberShare — based on a 2019 pilot program NTCA conducted after receiving an award administered by the National Institute of Hometown Security and funded, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security — provides high-quality indicators of attacks, as well as actionable threat information. The program offers subscribers a number of critical tools in terms of risk management alerts and news, peer-to-peer sharing and networking access to experts that small providers might not otherwise have.

“TIG applauds and supports NTCA’s new CyberShare program — an important and timely risk management tool,” commented Peter Elliott, president and CEO, Telcom Insurance Group. “CyberShare is an excellent and affordable way to mitigate risk for your network and business operations.”

Companies like small telecom operators can certainly be targets of cyberattacks. According to CNBC, “43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves.” Additionally, “more than half of all small businesses suffered a breach within the last year.”

CyberShare subscribers have access to daily and weekly reports, in-person and virtual meetings and a secure web platform. Participants will be part of a trusted community for local and regional telecommunications operators to collaborate and improve their security posture. For more information about CyberShare, including pricing and subscription information, please visit cyber-share.org or email info@cyber-share.org.

Promotions for NTCA members & Telcom Insurance Group Subscribers

CyberShare is currently offered to NTCA members at a promotional rate of $2,500 and Telcom Insurance Group subscribers can receive up to 50% premium credit on their TIG Cyber Policy.*

*Credits based on location or state and proper use of program.

Pilot participants praised CyberShare:

90% found it extremely or very useful.

95% would recommend it to peers.