Cybersecurity can provide a crucial role in empowering small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to move forward faster, smarter, and safer. But there are many misconceptions about the state of cybersecurity in the SMB space. These misconceptions can alter how we think and plan for in our businesses.
In this whitepaper “10 Myth Busters for SMB Cybersecurity,” Cisco uses data to debunk ten of the most pervasive myths about cybersecurity for SMBs -- myths such as SMBs lack personnel dedicated to security or that their leadership teams don’t take data privacy seriously. Spoiler alert, these myths are resoundingly inaccurate with 99% of SMBs surveyed reporting that they have at least one team member dedicated to cybersecurity and 84% of SMBs made security awareness training a priority.
It’s clear that SMBs have less resources to work with than enterprise businesses but this report makes clear how SMBs have made major strides in cybersecurity over the last couple of years and are in many ways on par in key areas of cybersecurity with enterprise businesses.