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Cyberattacks are a growing threat for small businesses and the U.S. economy. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, the cost of cybercrimes reached $2.7 billion in 2020 alone.

Small businesses are attractive targets because they have information that cybercriminals want and may lack the security infrastructure of larger businesses.

Employees and emails are a leading cause of data breaches for small businesses because they are a direct path into your systems. Training employees on basic internet best practices can go a long way in preventing cyberattacks.

Get tips on how to keep your small business safe from cyberattacks by going to www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/manage-your-finances and clicking on “Stay safe from cyber threats.”

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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews

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