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IDG Contributor Network: 10 facts every small business leader must act upon

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 25, 2016.

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    There are a lot myths circling the drain. Many of them regarding cyber security and small businesses. Too often I hear “we are too small to get attacked” or “we don’t have anything they want.” My favorite is “we cannot afford to dedicate resources to cyber security.” A recent Ponemon study revealed 10 facts that dispel these myths and many others.

    1. Web servers and social engineering are your biggest threats.

    Web based (49 percent) and social engineering (43 percent) attacks account for over 80 percent of those experienced by small businesses. SQL injection, general malware, and compromised/stolen devices round out the top five.

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