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 upcoming tax time webinar along with the latest news on email imposters, the security risks associated with working remotely, cybersecurity tools and training for manufacturers and more.
- CyberSecure My Business Webinar™ – Hackers Love Tax Time! Learn How to Secure Your W-2s and Other Sensitive Information This Tax Season
Tuesday, February 12, 2-3 p.m. EST
Join NCSA and experts from the Internal Revenue Service and FTC to learn about common methods of tax identity theft, basic steps to securing sensitive business data and reducing risk along with resources that are available for assisting tax identity theft victims. Register Here
Business-focused Cybersecurity News
- Cybersecurity for Small Business: Business Email Imposters
Director of FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Andrew Smith covers how to recognize a bogus email and what to do to protect your company and your customers.
- How are your employees using work-issued devices?
Research found that 75 percent of employees used their company-issued device to shop online over the holidays. Read why cybersecurity awareness training for your employees is critical and how to implement a more formal approach to cybersecurity in the workplace to get your 2019 off to a safer start.
- Working remotely may boost productivity, but may also leave you vulnerable to attack
Businesses of all sizes are increasingly allowing employees to work remotely. This may increase productivity and lower expenses, but it also increases the incidence for a cyber-related issue.
- How Manufacturers Can Manage Increasing Cybersecurity Risks
Manufacturing is one of the most aggressively targeted industries for cyberattacks. Do you have the cybersecurity tools and training in place to stop a breach?
Get 2019 off to a cyber-safe start by using the following important resources:
- Cybersecurity Is Everyone’s Job Guidebook
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education created this guidebook to educate and empower individuals in all manner of roles to own their responsibility of securing the organization.
- Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit:
Facebook, MediaPRO and the NCSA partnered to create the Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit for the small business community. In it, you’ll find:
- Facebook’s tips for creating your own “Hacktober,” a fun and engaging security awareness program
- NCSA’s “Quick Wins” which highlights smart cybersecurity practices
- MediaPRO’s “Best Practices Guide for Comprehensive Employee Awareness Programs”
- NCSA’s SMB resources list
- Resources Roadmap for Critical Infrastructure Small & Medium-Sized Businesses from the Department of Homeland Security
The Cybersecurity Resources Road Map is designed to help critical infrastructure small and medium-sized businesses identify useful cybersecurity resources to meet their needs.
In Case You Missed It…
WATCH: CyberSecure My Business™ Webinar: Protect Your Small Business Assets Against Cyber Threats in 2019
As you set your goals for the new year, make sure one of them is to better protect your small business from a potential cyber incident. NCSA and partners discuss basic strategies for protecting your business this new year. NCSA’s Director of Small Business Education will also share some “quick wins” you can implement immediately.
WATCH: CyberSecure My Business™ Webinar – New Small Business Cyber Resources for the New Year
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month featured some great new resources for the business community. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education released “Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Job.” This guidebook shares things to know and things to do for everyone in an organization, regardless of its type or size. The Department of Homeland Security also unveiled its new “Cybersecurity Resources Road Map,” a Guide for Critical Infrastructure. In this webinar you’ll hear an overview about each resource and discuss the quick tips and takeaways your small business needs to know