Recent reports have shown that, despite the increase of high-profile cyber-attacks and data breaches, such as the Sony cyber-attack and eBay data breach, many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) don’t believe they are at risk. Unfortunately this is not the case and in fact by having weak or insufficient security measures, many business are exposing themselves to becoming victims of cybercrime.
Steps to take
It can be difficult and confusing knowing what steps to take in order to ensure that your business is secure. Fortunately there are things that a business owner can do that will ensure that their company is safe. Guidance to help small businesses understand the threat and what they can do to has been produced by organisations such as the Small Business Administration and Department of Homeland Security.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has produced the FCC Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 to help small businesses create customised cybersecurity plans.
The FCC’s cybersecurity plan is particularly useful and provides a step by step plan so that you can be sure that you are moving towards being a more secure business.
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