The Oklahoma SBDC is Here to Help
The largest threat currently facing small business is Cybersecurity. With no or low cost tools and solutions to protect your customers, employee and business information, we are working hard to raise awareness of cyber risk within Oklahoma's small business community. Let us help get you up to speed on CyberSecurity resources and actionable items for your small business. We want to help you become CyberSmart!
OKSBDC Cybersecurity Workbook
When dealing with cybersecurity, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. Small to medium sized business are particularly at risk because they are viewed by hackers as easier to penetrate due to their general lack of awareness and resources. The information in this workbook is a starting point for your planning and should be updated regularly. To download this workbook, please click on the button below. While this information is not a guarantee of safety, it does provide valuable knowledge every business can benefit from. While one cannot guarantee complete immunity to cyber attacks, following recommended processes and protocols may significantly decrease the chance of your business becoming a victim of a cyber attack.
Small Business Do's and Dont's of CyberSecurity White Paper
- Simple guidance for understanding the risk to small businesses, security basics to protect against payment data theft, and where to go for help: Guide To Safe Payments
- A list of common vendors small businesses rely on and specific questions to ask them to make sure they are protecting customer payment data: Questions To Ask Your Vendors
Real-life visuals to help identify what type of payment system small businesses use, the kinds of risks associated with their system, and actions they can take to protect it: Common Payment Systems
Test Your CyberSecurity Knowledge With This Quiz From Microsoft!
Downloadable Action Plans
These PDF format action plans were developed by Michigan SBDC and partners to provide valuable information to help keep your small business safe. They aren't a guarantee of safety, but they provide knowledge every business can benefit from.
Getting Up to Speed on Cybersecurity Threats
- Knowledge@Wharton shares how using the Ten Commandments’ of Cyber Security Can Enhance Safety
- Avoid Scams by checking OnGuard.gov for the latest identify theft and other online scams
- Read the FCC’s 10 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business and associated resources.
- The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is a division of the US Department of Homeland Security which has provided a list of top resources specially designed to help Small businesses recognize and address their cybersecurity risks.
- The Cyber Experts Blog at the National Cybersecurity Institute have listed their Top 2016 Cyber Threats for Small Businesses.
Online Resources For Your Small Business
- The FCC’s Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 is an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans
- StaySafeOnline.org has a list of ways to train your employees to understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive data and protecting company resources.
Helpful External Article Links
Here are some external articles with valuable news and information on small business cybersecurity.