Six free cybersecurity resources for your small business

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Here in the U.S., National Small Business Week (NSBW) kicked off on Sunday and runs through Friday (April 29-May 5). The annual event is hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and seeks to recognize “the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions.”

In support of this important event, ESET has put together a list of five free cybersecurity resources for small businesses. Here are some great resources to protect your small business from the latest threats:

  1. The Federal Communications Commission’s 10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business List: This is a great starter checklist to make sure your business is following basic cybersecurity best practices.
  2. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s “10 Cybersecurity Mistakes Your Small Business Cannot Afford to Make” Webinar: This webinar packs in lots of helpful information in 45 minutes. Topics covered include password security, updating and patching software, and device protection.
  3. The Federal Communications Commission Cyberplanner: This is a free interactive resource where you input information about your business and it will prepare a personalized cybersecurity plan.
  4. National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) CyberSecure My Business Program: This program is a series of in-person, interactive workshops based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework, specifically designed for small businesses.
  5. ESET’s Free Cybersecurity Awareness Training: This training course was just released this week, revamped with interactive and gamified components that immerse employees to help important cybersecurity principles stick. Best of all, businesses can easily send the course to employees to take on demand and track progress. They even get a certificate of completion at the end. For small businesses on tight budgets and strapped for time, it’s free and easy to deploy.
  6. Bonus: WeLiveSecurity: This website, run by ESET’s experts, has the latest security news, videos, whitepapers, tips and research to keep your business secure.

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