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The Digital Ag(u)e: FCC launches “Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0” to help confront cybersecurity concerns

Did you know that October was “National Cyber Security Awareness Month”?  Neither did I or anybody else, and I do this for a living.  The fact of the matter is that issues with cyber security are omnipresent, and growing in both number and severity.  Foreign nations, which will go unnamed here (but didn’t in recent presidential debates), continue to hack government computer systems, even as “activist groups” hack companies, and employees are accused of undermining their employers’ computer systems.

Regardless of the size of a business, if that business uses a digital device at all, much less one connected to the Internet, and even less a network of such devices, the question is not whether it’s worth paying for cyber security, but whether the company can afford not to.  Getting hacked may not only cost irreplaceable data, it may lead to costly security audits, loss of clients, and even potential liability for damages.

Take a moment and look into the FCC’s Small Biz Cyber Planner just to get a feel for things.  Then search the terms “hackers devestate” on the Internet and begin to develop a healthy paranoia.

By Dov Szego

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