BBB Tip: Cybersecurity resources to help businesses and consumers
Milwaukee, Wis. – BBB Cybersecurity is a business education resource created to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with valuable tools, tips, and content to help them manage cyber risks and learn about cybersecurity best practices in the modern business environment.
Importance of Cybersecurity
That’s where BBB Cybersecurity program comes in. We aim to help businesses better manage cyber-attacks and learn from industry best practices by:
- Exploring the real and perceived risks of cyber-attacks
- Offering education and awareness – cybersecurity is a complex topic for the business community
- Building public trust in businesses’ cybersecurity standards
Cybersecurity is not only about adding layers of security technology. It starts with understanding about managing cybersecurity risks. We’ve developed the 5-Step Approach to Better Business Cybersecurity to help business owners do just that. This model helps business owners:
- Understand how best to identify and protect vital data and technology assets
- Learn to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats
- Recover from a cybersecurity incident
Setting out to create a culture of cybersecurity is a rigorous process. Here is a list of useful resources that can help you get started:
For Your Business: View great resources from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and leading technology companies e.g. Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
For Your Home: Protecting your home has never been more critical. Use these resources to safeguard your key asset.
For Cyber Crime Victims
Reporting: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cybercrime.
Recovery: ID Theft Victims of identity theft can look here to find resources.
For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.bbb.org/wisconsin, 414-847-6000 or 1-800-273-1002. Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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