CyberHawaii surveys Cybersecurity vendors about support for SMB’s

Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) are the lifeblood of Hawaii’s economic engine. They can be found in all industry sectors and perform tasks that are critical to keeping our local economy strong. Ensuring that they have proper cybersecurity controls is thus a priority given the growing amount and sophistication of cyber threats.

By definition, SMBs do not have as many resources as larger organizations. Being able to invest in essential cybersecurity services can be a challenge, especially when their needs do not reach the volume thresholds established by vendors and they do not have the personnel to maintain security systems as part of their business model.

To better understand whether opportunities exist for SMBs to obtain cybersecurity services that take into account their unique circumstances, the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) requested CyberHawaii, through a contract with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and the Hawaii Defense Alliance, to conduct a survey of information security vendors to see if they offer programs specific to the needs of SMBs. The survey was conducted between January and March 2024.

The organizations that responded about their programs for SMB’s are:
  • Alani Group LLC
  • Clonay LLC
  • Cloudflare
  • Cyber Kia’i
  • GjB and Associates
  • High Tech Hui, LLC DBA Cyberuptive
  • MC3 Technologies
  • Pacific Business Services, Inc
  • Stellar Technologies