Information technology and high-speed internet go a long way to help small businesses become successful. However, these benefits must be balanced by guarding against cyber threats. Many larger companies have taken steps to secure their systems, making the less secure small businesses easier targets for cybercriminals.
In October 2012, the FCC re-launched Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. This tool can help create and save a custom cyber security plan for small businesses. Choose from a menu of expert advice to address specific business needs and concerns. The FCC also released an updated Cybersecurity Tip Sheet.