WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is helping small-business owners keep their business information safe online through a new, free course, the agency reports.
The self-paced Cybersecurity for Small Businesses online course teaches small-business owners best cybersecurity practices and protection against cyber threats, says the SBA, which created the course in support of President Obama proclaiming October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
“The protection of sensitive data such as business invoices, payroll records, client and employee data and other proprietary information is essential to a company’s success,” the agency says. “A computer failure or other system breach could undermine a company’s reputation, expose it to costly recovery expenses and disrupt the business’ overall operation.”
The course’s objective is to teach small-business owners the various types of information that they need to secure; how to protect themselves from intentional attacks or unintentional damage; guard against decreased productivity caused by security breaches; and evaluate the needed security tools and techniques, the SBA says.
The online course can be found HERE.