Author: Gene Marks
Cyberattacks – from data breaches to ransomware – are everywhere, and businesses of all sizes are suffering. Small businesses are among the biggest targets. This makes sense. Most small business owners are too busy running their business to worry about virtual attacks.
That's the problem that Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are trying to solve. This week they introduced the Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance Act. Sadly, the legislation is not the answer. In fact, it completely misses the mark.
The bill has all the right intentions: It authorizes the nation’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to "work with" the Department of Homeland Security to, according to The Hill, “provide consulting to small businesses on how to strengthen their cybersecurity protocols." New materials and education programs are also to be offered.
There are two things wrong with this.
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