Why Small Businesses Have Big Security Concerns

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 04-06-2016 Email

Small businesses are struggling to protect their data and there is a disconnect between their anticipation of data loss and their readiness to recover from it, according to a new study. Forty-seven percent of small businesses said data loss is their greatest fear, yet their disaster recovery plans are no match for rising security threats, the report says. Carbonite, a provider of cloud and hybrid backup software, commissioned the online survey, which was conducted by Regina Corso Consulting. It polled 251 U.S. IT decision-makers who work for companies with up to 250 employees. "In the wake of security threats, which are increasing in breadth and depth, businesses need to rethink their technology decisions to protect their most valued asset: data," said Norman Guadagno, chief evangelist, Carbonite. "As businesses shift to the cloud, active oversight of data is critical to ensure security and privacy is maintained. It's a requirement for survival in the digital age." The report also features tips on how to protect your business from itself and how to avoid mobile mishaps.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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