NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act Becomes Law

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act, formerly known as the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act, into a law on August 14 this year. The law would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to "disseminate clear and concise resources to help small business concerns identify, assess, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risks." The new law will attempt to provide the necessary tools to small businesses to strengthen their cybersecurity infrastructure as well as fight online attacks. Jessica Ortega, a member of the SiteLock research team said, "The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act aims to provide cyberdefense resources for small businesses by creating a set of guidelines for basic security measures that should be easy to follow and implement affordably. It also creates guidelines for making security best practices a required component of corporate training and workplace culture, something that is very needed as cyberthreats continue to evolve."

- Direct quote from Gartner

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Sources: Security Week, Gartner