SECURING AND EMPOWERING SMALL BUSINESSES WITH TECHNOLOGY* May 16, 2011 *
FCC unveils new Cybersecurity Tip Sheet for small businesses during
National Small Business Week; Launches www.fcc.gov/cyberforsmallbiz 
Broadband Brings Great Benefits for Small Businesses
American small businesses are key drivers of innovation, economic growth and job creation.Small businesses
Broadband and information technology is increasingly important to the success of our economy, to jobs and to
the future of small business.
Small Businesses Need to Protect Against Growing Cybersecurity Threats2
As larger companies do more to secure their technology systems, less-secure small businesses are becoming easiertargets for cybercriminals. American small businesses lose billions to cyber attacks annually and 74% of small and
Small businesses often struggle to protect confidential data, with 42% of small and medium businesses surveyed
Small businesses often do not back-up their data, with 47% reporting that they do not ever back up their data.
However, there are many basic steps small business owners can take to protect their company and theircustomers.
FCC Helps Small Businesses Understand and Combat Cyber Threats
The FCC is launching a Small Business Cybersecurity section on its website [www.fcc.gov/cyberforsmallbiz ] andreleasing a cybersecurity tip sheet to help small businesses understand basic cybersecurity precautions.
The FCC is partnering with U.S. Chamber of Commerce, McAfee, Symantec, SCORE and the National
The FCC is partnering with the SCORE eBusiness Now Programto provide cybersecurity expertise at SCORE
The FCC is working with key Education Partnersto ensure that the FCC training materials are tailored to a
FCC Joining Federal Government Cybersecurity Partnership and Campaign: The FCC is joining the
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