A main topic from this year’s National Small Business Week was the issue of security and what SMBs can to do protect their business. In 2012 alone, nearly 40 percent of SMBs were victims of a security breach. And nearly 60 percent of SMBs will be forced to close their doors within six months of an attack.

For small business owners, securing their business, customers, employees and assets doesn’t have to be expensive or complex. The following 10-step checklist from McAfee offers simple measures all SMBs should take to ensure they’re protected.

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