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Cyber Security for Small Businesses

by | Jan 11, 2010 | Observations

Over the Christmas holiday, I had some time to catch up on my reading. One article on Inc.com caught my eye, “Is Your Small Business Cyber-Secure?”

Apparently, the National Cyber Security Alliance, together with Symantec, surveyed 1,500 small businesses and found that only 28% had a formal internet security policy. Only 28%?!

Give the amount of applications we rely on that transmit data over the internet, that statistic is disturbing. Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a more cost effective way to do business, so it behooves small businesses to ramp up their cyber security. Spending the money now to take the proper precautions can prevent a more costly security breach down the line. 

 

What is your company doing to protect its data? How often does your IT team reevaluate the security measures you have in place?

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