Mainstreet Cyber Security Act, a set of guidelines that small business can use to protect themselves from cyber-attacks was past in September, 2017. This requires that NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), provide simple guidelines and resources for small businesses to use to protect themselves from cyber-attack. Since 95% of all businesses in the United States are small enterprises (SMEs: That is organizations with up to 500 employees), and provide 50% of GNP it is vital to the health and well-being of our country that SMEs are well protected.
In response, NIST has published NISTIR 7621, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals . This report includes well defined guidelines for safeguarding your company's information, such as:
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