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Small Businesses and Cybersecurity

Posted by Douglas A. Smith, Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector

Every day we are reminded of the importance of making the Internet safer and more secure. This is a shared responsibility, and each of us has a role to play. Emerging cyber threats require the engagement of the entire society—from the federal government and Fortune 500 Companies to the corner store. Cyberspace supports everything from the systems that keep the lights on to the networks that process credit card transactions. That’s why a safe and secure cyberspace is important to businesses of all sizes.

In support of Cyber Security Awareness Month, and in collaboration with the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Booker T. Washington Business, I recently visited Detroit to meet with local business owners and discuss how small businesses can protect themselves from cyber threats.
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