Protecting Small Businesses


As a small business owner, you have a lot on your mind. You can’t afford to lose time or money to scammers or a compromised network. We can help you avoid scams, protect your computers and networks, keep your customers’ data safe – and protect your bottom line. You also can find out what the FTC is doing to protect small businesses. Stay connected by subscribing to the FTC’s Business Blog.


Check out the article Computer Security Basics for Small Businesses. Also:

Start with Security: how businesses can protect their computers and networks against threats.
Develop a plan to protect your customers’ personal information.
Learn what do if there is a data breach.
Read the Stick with Security blog series. To receive all the business blogs, subscribe at

Small Business Scams

Scammers target small businesses. Learn to recognize those scams:

Read the Small Business Scams publication. Order free copies and give them to your colleagues or employees.
Watch this video and learn more about scams targeting small business.
Order free publications and share them with your colleagues.
Report scams against small business at and let us know it affected a small business. Reporting it helps stop it.