It’s National Small Business Week, a time when we celebrate the businesses that make our communities thrive. For the FTC, it’s an opportunity to let business owners know that when it comes to protecting your business from cyber threats, you’re not alone. The federal government has resources to help you address common cyber threats and create a culture of cybersecurity at your company. The materials at FTC.gov/Cybersecurity were introduced last year in cooperation with DHS, NIST, and the SBA. They include videos, interactive quizzes, and fact sheets on these topics:
- Cybersecurity Basics
- Understanding the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
- Physical Security
- Business Email Imposters
- Tech Support Scams
- Vendor Security
- Email Authentication
- Hiring a Web Host
- Secure Remote Access
- Cyber Insurance
There’s also a Guide for Employers to help business owners use the materials to train employees and share them with vendors and others connected to their business. The Cybersecurity for Small Business materials are written in to-the-point terminology with a minimum of tech-speak. And now all that information is also available in Spanish.
This week you can expect to see lots of cybersecurity tips shared on social media by the FTC and its partners. Feel free to retweet and repost them! You, too, can help spread cybersecurity information to those who need it. In addition to being active on social media, on Tuesday, May 7th, at 2:00 ET, the FTC will join the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) at the webinar CyberSecure My Business™ Webinar – Creating a Cyber Aware Culture in Your Small Business. Registration is free and open to the public. And we’re promoting the FTC’s Cybersecurity for Small Business publication, which you can order for free at FTC.gov/Bulkorder.
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