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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes and maintains a report called NISTIR 7621, which provides guidance and best practices to small businesses on the topic of information security.  The publication is a great resource written in non-technical language that covers high level best practices when it comes to protecting your business from cyber threats, and we recommend that all business owners become familiar with it, and strive to adhere to its standards.  Here is a high level outline of topics covered.  The full document can be downloaded from:

http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/ir/2016/NIST.IR.7621r1.pdf

  • Information Security and Cybersecurity Overview
  • Understanding and Managing Your Risks
    • Elements of Risk
    • Managing Your Risks
    • When You Need Help
  • Safeguarding Your Information
    • Identify
    • Protect
    • Detect
    • Respond
    • Recover
  • Working Safely and Securely

 

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