Cybersecurity Report on Small Business: Study Shows Gap between Needs and Actions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation

Fewer than one third of surveyed businesses have formal policies governing online security—falling behind policy defenses for privacy, company data, and confidential personal information. And although almost all business owners believe that they are protected against online threats and that their employees understand how to defend against them, most offer employees no Internet security training at all—and a substantial minority lack even elementary protection for wireless and remote network access.

It doesn’t take much time or money for a small business to reduce security risks substantially. Security awareness is the first essential step, based on clear policies and followed by implementation of automated technologies to protect critical business information against a growing array of internal and external threats.

Read on to learn about the common security shortfalls found through this survey, as well as five important tips for a security-aware business.

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