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Additional Cybersecurity Resources

Card-Present Fraud – October 1st Shift to EMV Chip Cards
Financial institutions and their customers are targets of ever-evolving fraud schemes. This is a concern for small businesses seeking to protect their organization's payment transactions.  To combat credit card fraud, the U.S. is migrating from outdated magnetic strip technology to chip cards, also known as EMV.  This requires new hardware and software upgrades for merchants.  Starting October 1st, the liability for card-present fraud will shift to whichever party is the least EMV-compliant in certain fraudulent transactions.  Visit SBA.gov/EMV to learn more.

Cybersecurity Training Database 
Offered by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS), this searchable Training Database contains a robust listing of more than 1,300 cybersecurity or cybersecurity-related education and training courses offered in the U.S.

Professional Cybersecurity Certifications
Through its National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS), DHS has developed a list of nearly 20 organizations across the country that provide certifications needed for entry or promotion in the cybersecurity career field.  Learn more about Professional Cybersecurity Certifications.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Recognizing that the national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure, the President issued Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, in February 2013. It directed NIST to work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework – based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices - for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure.  Learn more about the Framework and its application for small businesses.