Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Threat Intelligence

10/17/2019
03:00 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail

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
6 of 8

Where the Gaps Are

Lack of personnel and budget translate to some very big gaps in security coverage at SMBs. According to a report by VansonBourne on behalf of Continuum Managed Services, approximately 56% of organizations do not have any cybersecurity experts within their organizations, and 52% lack an incidence response plan in the event of a cybersecurity attack. Just over half of organizations do not have cyber insurance, either. 

Image Source: 'The State of SMB Cyber Security in 2019,' VansonBourne/Continuum Managed Services

Where the Gaps Are

Lack of personnel and budget translate to some very big gaps in security coverage at SMBs. According to a report by VansonBourne on behalf of Continuum Managed Services, approximately 56% of organizations do not have any cybersecurity experts within their organizations, and 52% lack an incidence response plan in the event of a cybersecurity attack. Just over half of organizations do not have cyber insurance, either.

Image Source: "The State of SMB Cyber Security in 2019," VansonBourne/Continuum Managed Services

6 of 8
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Franois Amigorena
50%
50%
Franois Amigorena,
User Rank: Author
11/4/2019 | 5:55:33 AM
The business benefits for IT security in SMBs
SMBs that grasp the business benefits are often further ahead. They understand that any competitor can nowadays quickly adopt a new technology to gain new capabilities, improve efficiency and/or reduce costs. However, each new application does create a need to secure users, data and the environment that the solution integrates into. Those that treat security as an onerous requirement that is invoked each time a new technology is contemplated will be slow to adopt – and slow to profit from – new efficiencies.

SMBs that build effective IT security frameworks are able to move more quickly and surely than their competitors. Environments without effective IT security solutions will have difficulty innovating and are likely to fall behind more nimble competitors.
FLYING J3
50%
50%
FLYING J3,
User Rank: Apprentice
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. .
blackjack0021
50%
50%
blackjack0021,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/21/2019 | 1:33:44 PM
cyber risk change hits small biz
As long as Security expense is optional then most SMB can't afford to add it. The market doesn't let them charge more if they do, and competitors will always run the risk or cut corners and costs. As Bruce Schneir points out in Click Here To Kill Everyone, if the cost of security measures isn't required of everyone then the market actually penalizes you for doing it. Customers of SMB especially have no way to know if your company is doing it right or better. There is no competitive advantage. It's a proverbial Catch 22. I've done consulting for SMB, super small <10 people up to midsize I'd guess around 2000, but I'm an enterprise guy mostly. There is a special focus for SMB on free- or low-cost solutions that is almost alien to most enterprise people. It just presents many different challenges.
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020
This Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at six emerging cyber threats that enterprises could face in 2020. Download your copy today!
Flash Poll
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-8144
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
The UniFi Video Server v3.9.3 and prior (for Windows 7/8/10 x64) web interface Firmware Update functionality, under certain circumstances, does not validate firmware download destinations to ensure they are within the intended destination directory tree. It accepts a request with a URL to firmware u...
CVE-2020-8145
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
The UniFi Video Server (Windows) web interface configuration restore functionality at the &acirc;&euro;&oelig;backup&acirc;&euro;&#65533; and &acirc;&euro;&oelig;wizard&acirc;&euro;&#65533; endpoints does not implement sufficient privilege checks. Low privileged users, belonging to the PUBLIC_GROUP ...
CVE-2020-8146
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
In UniFi Video v3.10.1 (for Windows 7/8/10 x64) there is a Local Privileges Escalation to SYSTEM from arbitrary file deletion and DLL hijack vulnerabilities. The issue was fixed by adjusting the .tsExport folder when the controller is running on Windows and adjusting the SafeDllSearchMode in the win...
CVE-2020-6009
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
LearnDash Wordpress plugin version below 3.1.6 is vulnerable to Unauthenticated SQL Injection.
CVE-2020-6096
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
An exploitable signed comparison vulnerability exists in the ARMv7 memcpy() implementation of GNU glibc 2.30.9000. Calling memcpy() (on ARMv7 targets that utilize the GNU glibc implementation) with a negative value for the 'num' parameter results in a signed comparison vulnerability. If an attacker ...