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10/17/2019
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State of SMB Insecurity by the Numbers

SMBs still perceive themselves at low risk from cyberthreats - in spite of attack statistics that paint a different pictur
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Image Source: Adobe(Pablo Lagarto)

Even as attacks and breaches at small to midsize businesses (SMBs) continue unabated worldwide, these companies still don't consider themselves at high risk from cyberthreats, reports show.

"Cyberattacks are a global phenomenon — and so is the lack of awareness and preparedness by businesses globally," says Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of The Ponemon Institute. "Every organization, no matter where they are, no matter their size, must make cybersecurity a top priority."

The fact of the matter is that SMBs don't prioritize cybersecurity. It's to their detriment. Here, Dark Reading examines a recent Ponemon report on the state of cybersecurity at SMBs (done in partnership with Keeper Security), along with several others released over the past few months, to get a picture of SMB insecurity by the numbers.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio
 

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10/21/2019 | 4:02:59 PM
Re: cyber risk change hits small biz
If your a contractor with the DOD they are going to be requiring you to have a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification sometime in 2020. Because they are forcing this, Cybersecurity is going to be an alowable cost on new contracts sometime in mid to late 2020. .
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