CyberSecure My Business™ is a comprehensive national program led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help businesses of all sizes learn to be safer and more secure online.
Learn how to help keep your business secure with this newsletter. This month, we’re highlighting our tax time tips along with the latest news and resources on threat intelligence, vendor security, phishing and more.
- #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Take Action Tips for SMBs (virtual)
Thursday, February 21, 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST
With the unprecedented growth in conducting commerce online, SMBs face the ongoing risk of cyberattacks. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, experts bring you up to date on the latest and most common tax scams targeting SMBs and offer tips and solutions for avoiding them.
- CyberSecure My Business Webinar™ – Cybersecurity for Small Agri-Businesses: Cyber Threats to Precision Agriculture (virtual)
Tuesday, March 19, 2-3 p.m. EDT
March 19 is National Agriculture Day! Celebrate by learning how to protect our country’s agri-business industry. This webinar will bring together two authors of the recently published Cyber Threats to Precision Agriculture who will highlight potential vulnerabilities arising from using precision agriculture; identify potential threat scenarios and suggest possible best practices for producers and related agri-businesses.
CyberSecure My Business™ Workshop – San Jose, CA
March 25, 8:30 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m. PDT
Join the National Cyber Security Alliance for an engaging morning of free cybersecurity education for small business owners and employees. Register Here
Articles and Resources for February
- SMB Alert: Beware of 2019 Tax Scams
Whether a family-owned restaurant, a healthcare service provider in a rural market or a local real estate office, companies of all sizes and industries are gearing up for tax filing season. Tax time is a haven for hackers as many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are not properly prepared to combat data scams. NCSA’s actionable steps can go a long way in helping to protect the company’s data along with the personal information of your employees and customers during a period of high online traffic.
- 3 Enterprise Cybersecurity Trends CISOs Must Pay Attention To
With the CISO at the table, organizations must focus on products, processes and people to stay secure according to Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.
- How Do You Roll Out a Threat Intelligence Program?
You may be surprised that an effective threat intelligence program can be implemented with very little cost. This article from NCSA board member company, Mimecast, includes a short list of non-technical actions you can take to prepare your company for the introduction of a threat intelligence program.
- Cybersecurity For Small Business: Vendor Security
These days, very few small businesses operate without services provided third-party vendors, some of whom have access to sensitive company information. Even if you run a tight cybersecurity ship, what happens if your accountant loses a laptop or the payroll company that connects to your network experiences a security breach? This resource from the Federal Trade Commission provides tips for staying aware of your vendors’ security practices.
- Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses
This short but impactful article addresses small business cyber threats including phishing, passwords and VPNs. Get tips for creating a culture of cybersecurity awareness in your company.
- The Pros and Pitfalls of Cybersecurity Insurance
No one really knows the true impact of a breach on businesses. The insurance industry is struggling to keep up with cybersecurity and what companies really need to insure. All organizations want to be protected against risks, but cyber insurance policies can be tricky – this article covers some of the pros and cons.
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