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Check Out These Resources on Data Security

In a story in the September 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, industry experts discuss how to prevent and handle issues related to data security. By speaking with these experts and doing research for the story, Hardware Retailing gathered the following list of resources to offer you additional information on data security.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The FTC has a bank of free resources to guide businesses of all sizes through proper procedures to keep data safe.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center

Victims can report crimes through the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Insurance Agent

Whether you use Member Insurance, or another agency, check in with your agent to discuss data breach coverage options.

Payment Card Industries (PCI) Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council is the main information hub on standards for data security across the world. Use this resource to find official documents, training programs, assessment resources and more.

U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team

Proactively monitor known computer vulnerabilities with electronic bulletins offered by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers its “Stop. Think. Connect. Toolkit” to help businesses evaluate their cybersecurity risks.

U.S. Department of Justice

Use this guide from the U.S. Department of Justice to learn more on reporting cyberattacks to federal investigative law enforcement agencies.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Engage with your local SBA resource partners, such as SCORE Business Mentor, Small Business Development Centers and Women’s Business Centers, for ongoing business advisement.

About Hilary Welter

As marketing and research coordinator, it’s Hilary’s duty to keep retailers informed about NRHA products and services and to help coordinate industry research projects. Additionally, Hilary is the voice behind NRHA’s and Hardware Retailing’s social media accounts. She appreciates a good book, spicy food, well-made horror films, craft beer and exploring new places near and far.

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