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Cyber Security Packet

The Idaho SBDC encourages business owners to be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity and to have a plan in place in case of cyber attack. We’ve developed a Cybersecurity Packet to help business owners strategize how to prepare their business and train employees on how to help prevent an attack and what do if one occurs.…

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New Cybersecurity Campaign for Small Business

PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) along with the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), recently launched a national education campaign to help small business owners understand common cyber threats and how they can help protect their businesses. You…

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The Biggest Risk to Your Business: Inadequate Cybersecurity

By: Linsey Knerl Content provided by America’s SBDC. Originally appearing on Most consumers today have been a victim of theft. While not everyone has had the harrowing experience of a home burglary or stolen car, a compromised email password or Social Security number has affected almost everyone. The FCC reports the theft of digital…

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Guidance for compliance with NIST SP 800-171

Prioritizing Cybersecurity Efforts On December 31, 2017, it became mandatory that businesses contracting with the Department of Defense comply with DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 (Safeguarding Covered Defense Information). This is a complicated way of saying small businesses working with the Department of Defense need to start prioritizing cybersecurity efforts if they expect to continue obtaining federal…

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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Guidebook

Digital risk management is a challenging arena for most small business owners. The unattractive truth is it takes time and money to protect your business’s assets – not dissimilar to insurance. Fortunately, agencies are continuously building and improving tools to help those without resources to invest heavily on their own. And increasingly, one particular standard…

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