Alternate Title: Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Bulletin: Fundamentals of Small Business Information Security (March 2017)
This document is the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Bulletin for March 2017 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). From the Introduction: "Small businesses are an important part of our nation's economy. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), these businesses produce approximately 46 percent of our nation's private sector output and create 63 percent of all new jobs in the country. Small businesses are more innovative, agile, and productive than ever, thanks to the capabilities delivered by information technology (IT), but the IT security challenge for small businesses looms larger than ever. An information security incident can be detrimental to the business, its customers, employees, business partners, and many others. It is vitally important that small business leaders understand and manage risks to their information, systems, and networks. To address this need, NIST published NIST Interagency Report 7621 Revision 1 (NISTIR 7621r1), Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals. The document provides guidance on how small businesses can provide basic security for their information, systems, and networks. It presents the fundamentals of a small business information security program in nontechnical language."
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