Information on Cybersecurity from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Cyberattacks and scams cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars a year and pose a threat for individuals and organizations. Small businesses are especially attractive targets because they have information that cybercriminals (bad actors, foreign governments, etc.) want, and they typically lack the security infrastructure and training of larger businesses to adequately protect their digital systems for storing, accessing, and disseminating data and information.

Surveys have shown that a majority of small business owners feel their businesses are vulnerable to a cyberattack. Yet many small businesses cannot afford professional IT solutions, have limited time to devote to cybersecurity, and don’t know where to begin. Start by learning about common cybersecurity best practices, understanding common threats, and dedicating resources to address and improve your cybersecurity and scam prevention.

It is worth noting that as much as 82% of all cyber attacks involve a human element. In other words, someone within a company is tricked into giving up valuable information that allows cyber criminals to infiltrate your systems. By far, the best way to combat cyber attacks is to train your staff at every level of the organization how to recognize scams and to verify every email requesting or changing sensitive information.

Cybersecurity Best Practices

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