For today’s business owners, protecting against information security risks is part of protecting their bottom line. During National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its partners from the public and private sector are highlighting cybersecurity resources available to small and medium-sized businesses to help protect against the increasing cybersecurity risks of theft, fraud and abuse.
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and each of us has a role to play in making it safer, more secure and resilient. While the vast majority of the nation’s cyber infrastructure resides in private hands, the risks to national and economic security associated with the compromise or failure of these assets means that their protection requires a concerted public-private partnership. Working closely with its federal partners, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department is helping small and medium-sized businesses to develop cybersecurity plans to protect themselves, their employees and their customers.
U.S. Government Cybersecurity Resources and Activities for Business Owners
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Department of Commerce
- Computer Security Resource Center
- Small Business Community
- Cybersecurity for Small Businesses brief (PDF, 93 pages - 953 KB)
- Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals Report
- Guide to Selecting Information Technology Security Products (PDF, 67 pages - 473 KB)