FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES SMALL BIZ CYBER PLANNER –
ONLINE RESOURCE TO EMPOWER SMALL BUSINESSES WITH CYBERSECURITY PLANSAs part of National Cybersecurity Month, FCC Chairman Genachowski joined Department of Homeland Security, U.S.
FCC, DHS and Private Sector Partners Announce New Small Biz Cyber Planner
In November, the FCC and its public and private sector partners will launch the Small Biz Cyber Planner, a
The Small Biz Cyber Planneronline tool will enable any small business to create a customized guide tailored to its
Symantec/NCSA announced results of a survey, finding only 52% of small businesses have a plan in place to
keep their businesses cyber-secure.
In May 2011, Chairman Genachowski convened the Cybersecurity Roundtable: Protecting Small Businesseswith
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.
The Symantec/NCSA study released today found that two-thirds (67%) of U.S. small businesses have becomemore dependent on the Internet in the last year. 2
Small Businesses Need to Protect Against Growing Cybersecurity Threats
According to a Symantec/NCSA study released today, only 52% of small businesses have a cybersecurity planor strategic approach, 77% do not have written formal Internet policies and 49% don't have informal policies.3
According to this study, 40% of companies do not have a plan if their business suffered a data breach or losssuch as loss of customer or employee information, credit or debit card information, or loss of intellectual property 4
As larger companies do more to secure their technology systems, less-secure small businesses are becomingeasier targets for cybercriminals. American small businesses lose billions to cyber attacks annually and 74% of
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.7
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