Special report on small-business security

Tracey capen By Tracey Capen

This issue marks what may be a first for Windows Secrets — an entire issue devoted to one topic.

The theme for this week is small-business security. It’s the first of a series of special issues we plan to publish each year.

Why small-business security? As all regular Windows Secrets readers know, we regularly publish stories about Windows updates, personal security, and privacy. Butfor small businesses, security — keeping company information safe from accidental loss, internal theft, or outside attacks — is an especially difficult challenge. Small-business managers often have limited financial resources and limited time for researching complex technical and legal topics.

If you run a small business and feel overwhelmed by the rapid changes in technology and data security, this issue might help point you in the right direction.

We hope you like this one-topic issue. You’ll see other themed issues about once a quarter. Let us know what you think — we’re easy to contact at editor@windowssecrets.com

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.