BBB Tip: Cybersecurity Resources to Help Businesses and Consumers

BBB Cybersecurity is a business education resource created to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with valuable tools, tips, and content to help them manage cyber risks and learn about cybersecurity best practices in the modern business environment.
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Importance of Cybersecurity

Today’s cybercriminals pose more significant threats to the economy than ever before. New safeguards are needed in order to protect businesses both small and large.

Businesses are better able to manage cyber-attacks and learn from industry best practices by:

  • Exploring the real and perceived risks of cyber-attacks
  • Offering education and awareness – cybersecurity is a complex topic for the business community
  • Building public trust in businesses’ cybersecurity standards


Cybersecurity is not only about adding layers of security technology. It starts with understanding about managing cybersecurity risks. The Better Business Cybersecurity 5-Step Approach helps business owners do just that. This model helps business owners: 

  • Understand how best to identify and protect vital data and technology assets
  • Learn to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats
  • Recover from a cybersecurity incident


Setting out to create a culture of cybersecurity is a rigorous process. Here are a list of useful resources that can help you get started:

For Your Business: View great resources from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and leading technology companies e.g. Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

For Your Home: Protecting your home has never been more critical. Use these resources to safeguard your key asset.

For Cyber Crime Victims

Reporting: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.

RecoveryID Theft Victims of identity theft can look here to find resources.


Information courtesy of the Better Business Bureau