Small businesses might not consider themselves targets for cyberattacks. However, they do have valuable information that cybercriminals want, including employee and customer records, bank account information, access to the business's finances and access to larger networks, according to the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
In some ways, small businesses are at a higher risk of cyberattacks than larger organizations because they often have fewer resources dedicated to cybersecurity.
Here are some resources and materials recommended by CISA to help keep your small business cyber secure:
- Use the Department of Homeland Security's Small and Midsize Business Toolkit for resources to help your business recognize and address cybersecurity risks.
- Create a custom cybersecurity plan for your small business with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0.
- Get information from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) on how to secure your business network.
- Safeguard your business, employees, and customers from online attacks, data loss, and other threats with resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).