The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will have a series of public roundtables since companies “with only a few employees face unique challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. The July 20, 2017 announcement entitled “FTC to Host Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses” publicizes a new website launched in May Protecting Small Businesses focuses on “Cybersecurity”:
Running a company with a few employees? Check out these computer security basics for small businesses. And learn how to protect computers and networks against threats, develop a plan to protect customers’ personal information, and what to do if there is a data breach.
Here’s the current plan for these roundtables:
The first roundtable event will take place July 25 in Portland, Oregon, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the SBA, and other organizations. This event will be followed by a roundtable discussion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 6, hosted by the FTC and the Council of Smaller Enterprises and in collaboration with the SBA. Another roundtable event will take place later in September in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by the NCSA.
The roundtables will certain help small businesses, so stay tuned for the advice we get from these roundtables.