Introducing NTCA Cyber Wise

Cybersecurity Answers for Your Team

Learn how to develop a comprehensive, company-wide plan to manage your cyber risks and ensure your network is resistant to and resilient from cyber attacks.  Designed for you – by NTCA – Cyber Wise is specifically for small, rural network service providers. It’s free from NTCA.

The Cyber Wise Program:

  • Addresses all of your cybersecurity needs
  • Delivered through education workshops, webcasts and online resources designed to fit into your busy schedule.
  • Earn recognition as a Cyber Risk Manager.
  • Available for all NTCA members and non-members, too.

Earn Recognition as a Cyber Risk Manager


NTCA’s free education program can help you successfully manage your cyber risks:

Participants will be recognized as cyber risk management experts, gaining you internal respect as well as helping advance your company and career. Learn best practices for how to communicate with senior management and gain buy-in on security practices, procedures and expenses, or, if you are a senior manager, to create a culture of awareness and responsiveness at your company.

  • Identify and prioritize cyber actions
  • Know how to prepare and budget for your security needs
  • Learn about network protection and detection best practices
  • Develop strategies to protect employee and customer data
  • Use internal and external communication tools
  • Understand how to respond and recover from incidents
  • Cultivate a culture of awareness throughout your organization
  • Be seen as an industry leader


Recognition Program

Participating in Cyber Wise gives you the unique opportunity to be recognized inside your company and within the broader telecommunications industry as a Cyber Risk Manager. Eligible participants will receive a certificate of achievement and publicity in NTCA media, including a news release at the conclusion of the 2018 Cyber Wise program. To be eligible for recognition, participants must attend one in-person training and two educational webcasts offered throughout 2018. Recognition will be made based on attendance records and certificates will be distributed at the end of 2018.





Cyber Wise Workshops

Much of the Cyber Wise Program is in three half-day educational workshops in conjunction with 2018 NTCA events around the United States. The afternoon workshops are free for all participants. All that’s required on your part is time and travel. Cyber Wise welcomes all NTCA members and non-members.

When you attend an in-person workshop, you gain access to the updated 2018 NTCA Cybersecurity Bundle. Attendees who pre-register online for a Cyber Wise workshop will receive an email with the bundle resources the day of the Cyber Wise event.





Cyber Wise Webinars

Educational webinars will augment your understanding of cyber risk assessment and mitigation techniques, threat response and recovery strategies, and how to create and sustain a culture of security awareness within your organization. Participation in at least two webinars is required to gain recognition as a Cyber Risk Manager. Webinars are available on-demand via the NTCA eStore. Participants who view the webcast on-demand anytime before November 23, 2018, will be eligible for recognition as a cyber risk manager.

  • Cultivating a Culture of Cybersecurity
  • Using Metrics to Inform and Improve Your Cyber Posture


This webinar is part of NTCA’s Cyber Wise education program and is a necessary requirement for the Cyber Risk Manager Recognition Program. Participants who view the webcast on-demand anytime before Nov. 23, 2018, will be eligible for recognition as a cyber risk manager.



Cybersecurity Resources


Sector-Specific Guide

NTCA recently published the Sector-Specific Guide for Small Network Service Providers, which reflects best practices highlighted in Version 1.1 of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

The Sector-Specific Guide provides simplified, practical guidance for small network service providers regarding how to adopt a risk-management approach to cybersecurity, while the NTCA Cybersecurity Bundle builds on this industry report, providing additional resources, templates and ideas to further assist small network operators.



Cybersecurity Bundle

Attendees at each of the three in-person Cyber Wise Workshops will receive access to the 2018 NTCA Cybersecurity Bundle, a robust resource to guide and improve your cyber risk-management plan.  It is also available for purchase in our eStore. 



Contact Us

For more information about the NTCA Cyber Wise program, contact:
Jesse Ward
NTCA Director of Industry & Policy Analysis
(703) 351-2007