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BBB Supports New White House "Cybersecurity National Action Plan"

Arlington, Va. – The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is joining with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and major high-tech industry leaders in supporting President Obama’s “Cybersecurity National Action Plan,” which was announced by the White House this morning.

“CBBB and the BBBs across the country have worked closely with NCSA for the past two years on a wide array of cybersecurity issues such as multi-factor authentication, cybersecurity education, and data privacy,” notes Mary E. Power, president and CEO of CBBB. “We are especially grateful to see emphasis being placed on supporting small businesses, which are so often the target of hackers and other cyber-criminals, and on safeguarding privacy, which is one of the eight BBB Standards for Trust.”

CBBB is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico. It recently partnered with NCSA to create “Five Steps to Better Business Cybersecurity” (bbb.org/cybersecurity), a business education tool that BBBs are using to help small-and-midsized businesses manage cyber risk and establish cybersecurity best practices. Like the new White House initiative, it is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.” Businesses interested in learning more about the “Five Steps” program should contact their local BBB for more information or to schedule a presentation.

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