Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting an organization and its employees and assets against cyber threats.
All businesses are prone to cyber attacks, including hacks, scams, malware, viruses, ransomware, and other online assaults.
Cybercriminals exploit many platforms that small business owners use to run their day-to-day operations. That’s why it’s essential to understand the security risks facing your business and to have the proper security procedures in place.
Technology is a vital tool for businesses of all sizes. But no business is immune to the efforts of hackers to intrude, wreak havoc, and steal sensitive data for financial gain.
Businesses also have a duty to protect the sensitive information they receive from clients and stakeholders, including their name, address, Social Security number, phone number, email, account numbers, credit card data, and other financial info.
Even if your business doesn’t keep personal identifiable information, it likely has intellectual property worth protecting. Therefore, making cybersecurity a priority is a must for all business owners.
Oregon SBDC Cybersecurity Program
The Oregon SBDC offers educational awareness, workshops, training, and no-cost one-on-one advising sessions for businesses to learn how to protect their computer systems and other devices from cyber attacks and threats.
Through collaborative partnerships, the Oregon SBDC Cybersecurity program brings world-class expert presenters in cybersecurity and cyber intelligence for events, training sessions, and webinars.
The Oregon SBDC Cybersecurity program provides services and guidance for businesses in the areas of:
- Types of cybersecurity
- Network security assessments
- Password protocol
- Multifactor authentication
- Data backups and updates
- Virtual private networks (VPNs)
- Employee user education and permissions
- Data security
- Website and social media security
- Identity and access management (IAM)
- Internet of things (IoT)
- Risk management
- Security products
Free Resources & Downloads
The Oregon SBDC offers no-cost small business advising and is here to assist. If you need assistance with cybersecurity, please contact your regional SBDC center for assistance.