No matter how big or small your business is, you’re a potential target of cybercrime. As larger companies take steps to secure their systems, less secure smaller businesses become easier targets for cybercriminals. A key element to being properly prepared is to establish a cybersecurity plan, a document specific to your business, outlining the proper and safe way to use technology in a business capacity.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides a free online tool, Cyber Planner, to help businesses create and save a cybersecurity plan. Easy to use, the tool walks you through a menu of topics to include, and generates a customized guide to help you formalize your company’s cybersecurity plan. The tool isn’t a substitute for consulting trained cybersecurity professionals, but it’s an effective first step in a proper cyber defense.