Small Businesses Get Help to Avoid Cyber Scams

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The Federal Trade Commission is launching a national campaign to help small businesses strengthen their cyber-security against common threats, such as tech support scams.

“Small businesses understand the importance of cybersecurity and the need to protect their networks and data, but many feel overwhelmed about how to address the myriad of cyber threats they face,” said Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Our new campaign aims to help these small businesses with targeted, plain-language advice on everything from protecting against phishing scams to tips on what to look for when choosing a cybersecurity vendor.”

Last year the agency launched a website aimed at helping small businesses avoid scams and protect their networks and data.

The agency is also working with small business owners on issues such as phishing schemes, ransomware attacks, tech support scams, and cyber-security basics.

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