U.S. SMB cybercrime rates rose 2% over last year, according to a new survey from Panda Security. Considering some of the other findings it's a wonder the rate didn't rise more.
U.S. SMB cybercrime rates rose 2% over last year, according to a new survey from Panda Security. Considering some of the other findings it's a wonder the rate didn't rise more.46% of U.S. small and midsized businesses have experienced at least one incident of cybercrime, Panda Security reported. The company's findings, based on a survey of 1,500 SMBs in the U.S. (and close to 10,000 worldwide) included some pretty clear explanations for the increase.
According to Panda:
13% of U.S. small businesses have no security tools in place; of those, more than half felt that security was unnecessary or not important
What's most interesting about Panda's findings is the 13% of respondents who continue to feel that security is unimportant or unnecessary. Equally distressing -- and in some ways more so -- is the number of respondents who know their anti-virus solution is out-of-date.
Both approaches -- if that's the right word -- invite criminals into the business as a result of neglect or indifference, doorways that can be closed with relatively little effort or expense.
Just as clearly, though, a lot of businesses are continuing to leave those doors wide open.
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