Infographic: Small Business IT Security

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Just as ignorance is no excuse for not obeying the law, so too is the notion that inadequate in-house expertise is no excuse for not protecting your business’ information assets.

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Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity; original published in ZDNet.

Emphasis in red added by me.

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Infographic: Small businesses are in the cross-hairs of cybercriminals

Small businesses have limited resources in securing their information systems and data, yet they are increasingly being attacked by cybercriminals.

In fact, 72 percent of breaches affect companies with fewer than 100 employees, according to an infographic prepared by CBS Interactive Branded Content and security firm Bitdefender.

Most small businesses are worried about cyberattacks, yet many have inadequate security procedures in place to protect their data, the infographic explains.

For example, 71 percent of employees at small businesses are allowed access to secure networks using personal devices, and 35 percent keep work data on their laptops. In addition, more than three-quarters of management at small businesses admit they do not understand cybersecurity, 80 percent do not use data protection and 91 percent do not use endpoint/mobile device security.

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Small Business Security: The Time to Act Is Now! (Infographic)

Summary: Research shows that small organizations are fast becoming the target of choice for cybercriminals, but many of these businesses have no idea how to approach data security.

Small businesses don’t have the time or resources to protect their data in today’s rapidly evolving cyberthreat environment. Even worse, most don’t have any security policies or plans to speak of. This infographic outlines the growing danger that small companies face and showcases:

  • Unsafe practices that lead to data exposure
  • The dollar value of data security
  • How to choose the solution that best fits a small firm’s needs