According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), research shows that almost half of all global cyber attacks target businesses with fewer than 250 employees. Every connection to the Internet challenges small businesses to engage their protective defenses and minimize the risk of destructive cybercrimes.
The SBA has responded by dedicating a page on their website to cybersecurity resources for small businesses. This page offers tips, resources, best practices and a cybersecurity kit designed especially for social media applications. A review of one of the articles contained on the page, Top Ten Cybersecurity Tips, is a quick way to become familiar with some of the most important issues, including computer passwords, website protection, mobile devices and payment systems.
Additionally and in conjunction with its Small Business Tech Coalition partners, the SBA has created a free webcast on protecting small businesses from cybercrime. The webcast can be viewed here.
Interested business owners may learn more about cybersecurity by reviewing some of the resources available at Naperville Public Library (NPL):
There are also a number of online instructional videos available through the lynda.com resource free of charge to Naperville Library Card holders. After selecting lynda.com from the library's online resources users may login with an NPL card number and PIN, and then enter the search term "cybersecurity".