Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals
For some small businesses, the security of their information, systems, and networks might not be a high priority, but for their customers, employees, and trading partners it is very important. The term Small Enterprise (or Small Organization) is sometimes used for this same category of business or organization. A small enterprise/organization may also be a nonprofit organization. The size of a small business varies by type of business, but typically is a business or organization with up to 500 employees.
Larger businesses in the United States have been actively pursuing information security with significant resources including technology, people, and budgets for some years now. As a result, they have become a much more difficult target for hackers and cyber criminals. What we are seeing is that the hackers and cyber criminals are now focusing more of their unwanted attention on less secure small businesses.
Therefore, it is important that each small business appropriately secure their information, systems, and networks.
This Interagency Report (IR) will assist small business management to understand how to provide basic security for their information, systems, and networks.
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