Is your small business safe from cyberattacks?
In 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint enter received 847,376 complaints regarding cyberattacks and malicious cyberactivity with nearly $7 billion in losses, the majority of which targeted small businesses. Small businesses are attractive targets because they have information that cybercriminals want, and they typically lack the security infrastructure of larger businesses. According to a recent Small Business Administration (SBA) survey, 88% of small business owners felt that their business was vulnerable to a cyberattack. Yet, many businesses cannot afford professional I.T. solutions, have limited time to devote to cybersecurity, or do not know where to begin.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Kansas City and St. Louis District Offices, and Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are partnering with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to host a free Cybersecurity for Small Businesses webinar.
Join them on Tuesday, May 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 am CDT to learn about cybersecurity tips for small businesses, locally available resources, and get answers to any questions you might have. The agenda is as follows:
- 10:00 – 10:05 am: SBA
- 10:05 – 10:10 am: Missouri SBDC Network
- 10:10 – 10:40 am: CISA and John Bryant, Cybersecurity Advisor
- 10:40 – 11:00 am: Q & A
Ram Basnet, Deputy District Director
Kansas City District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration