One-fifth of cyberattacks are perpetrated against businesses with fewer than 250 employees, according to U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaking during a House subcommittee hearing. "Small businesses generally have fewer resources available to monitor and combat cyber threats, making them easy targets for expert criminals," he said. Small businesses can protect business by using secure passwords, developing written security guidelines and encrypting sensitive information, experts say.

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