FCC launches small business cyber planner

In an effort to help small businesses develop security plans to protect against threats from online sources, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the launch of an online planning resource.

The FCC’s Small Biz Cyber Planner is an interactive tool that will allow a business to create a customized cyber security guide by answering a series of basic questions. Then, by implementing the plan recommended by the guide, a business can better protect themselves, their information and their customers from cyber threats.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski noted that “with larger companies increasing their online defenses, small businesses are now the low hanging fruit for cyber criminals.” “Even a business with one computer can benefit from this important guidance,” said Genachowski.

The Small Biz Cyber Planner was created through a partnership between the FCC, industry groups, and some of the leading technology companies, including Microsoft, HP, Symantec and McAfee. View the Small Biz Cyber Planner .