Why Small Businesses Have Big Security Concerns

 
 
By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 04-06-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Why Small Business Have Big Security Concerns
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    Why Small Business Have Big Security Concerns

    Although many small businesses fear data loss, SMBs lack appropriate disaster recovery plans and are extremely vulnerable to rising security threats.
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    Few Businesses Have Disaster Recovery Plans
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    Few Businesses Have Disaster Recovery Plans

    88% of small businesses equate a disaster recovery plan to a data or insurance policy. 36% of small businesses have a detailed disaster recovery plan in place. 45% of small businesses have only a business continuity and disaster recovery framework.
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    Company Size and Disaster Recovery Planning
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    Company Size and Disaster Recovery Planning

    Organization size directly correlates with respondents' interest and investment in disaster recovery planning. 25% of companies with less than 100 employees have no disaster recovery plan. 8% with 100 to 250 employees have no disaster recovery plan.
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    SMBs and Budgets
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    SMBs and Budgets

    Smaller businesses are less likely to have a separate budget for disaster recovery solutions, taking their chances on data protection.
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    Internal and External IT Security Incidents
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    Internal and External IT Security Incidents

    Most organizations are still focused on internal threats, perhaps because viruses, malware and ransomware are wreaking havoc more than ever. 55% of small business IT decision-makers are more concerned with internal threats than outside forces.
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    Concern Over Internal Threats and Company Size

    Concern over internal risks increase with employee count. Three in four organizations with 100 to 250 employees are most concerned about internal threats. Under half of small organizations feel the same.
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    What to Do If Hacked

    43% of respondents say they would not know what to do if their company was hacked.
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    Data Privacy Is Greatest Concern
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    Data Privacy Is Greatest Concern

    More than half of businesses surveyed say data privacy concerns are worse for IT than for health care professionals. 38% report having to meet HIPAA regulations. 32% report having to meet ISO regulations. 22% of businesses report having to meet PCI regulations.
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    Small and Midsize Businesses Embrace the Cloud

    Small businesses are benefiting from more secure cloud environments. 73% of small businesses are already using cloud solutions for business data. 81% of small businesses are already losing cloud solutions for personal data.
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    Playing It Safe

    Although most businesses trust cloud vendors to protect their data, 75% check vendors' ability to meet compliance requirements before making a purchase.
 

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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