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Untangle, Inc. released the results of its third annual SMB IT Security Report. Polling more than 500 SMBs, the report explores major barriers for managing IT security, particularly in the face of the unique challenges brought on by COVID-19 and its resulting shift to remote work.
Because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, millions of Americans have been asked to stay in their houses until further notice. Our new national focus on hygiene and hibernation means that we’re mostly home, save for only necessary trips to the grocery store, the pharmacy, or for medical appointments. While it’s hard to define being quarantined as a good thing, from a security perspective, it means the chances of experiencing a home burglary are now quite low.
Nearly two-thirds of healthcare organizations globally have experienced a cyberattack in their lifetime, while 53 percent were attacked within the last 12 months, according to new research by Keeper Security.
While many cybersecurity attacks and breaches happen at major enterprise organizations, the reality is cybercriminals don’t discriminate by size and the aftermath of an attack can devastate a small business.
While organizations of all sizes have benefited from the efficiencies and conveniences of taking their business digital, it’s not without risks. Cybersecurity in today’s hyperconnected world is a necessity for large, medium and small businesses alike. Smaller businesses may be more prone to cyberattacks as they typically have fewer resources dedicated to cybersecurity.
If there’s one thing most small business owners have in common, it’s being pressed for time. Managing so many areas of responsibility leaves small businesses with little time to dedicate to any one task. Important decisions – like investments in security – demand time and attention but must also be weighed against what’s realistic for your organization to maintain within its current resource level. Hosted video surveillance services, for example, can provide small businesses with reliable video monitoring but with less maintenance than traditional security deployments, and less upfront cost.
Though data breaches are a serious issue for large enterprise organizations, especially from a reputation perspective, the threat of compromise is a top concern for most small and midsized businesses (SMBs), too.
Cybersecurity can be a scary beast for any organization of any size. The stakes are high. The adversaries are sly. The landscape is always shifting.These challenges can be especially significant for small and medium-sized businesses that have limited resources in capital and specialized expertise.
Eighty percent of surveyed small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) rank IT security as a top business priority, with 29 percent spending less than $1,000 on IT security annually, according to a new Untangle 2019 "SMB IT Security Report".
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.