Friday, January 19, 2018

Protecting Small Businesses (computer security)

From the Federal Trade Commission:

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.

Scammers target small businesses. Learn to recognize those scams:

Read the Small Business Scams publication.
Report scams against small business at ftc.gov/complaint and let us know it affected a small business. Reporting it helps stop it.

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