Negligent employees remain the number one cause of data breaches at small businesses across America. So why do small businesses continue to struggle with good cyber security practices and what can they do to correct those habits?
Small to medium-sized businesses are hit with nearly 4,000 cyber attacks per day — and that number is only expected to grow, according to a new report. Small businesses are even more likely to be targeted by malicious hackers, but the actions of small business employees and leaders reveal little is actually being done to address the negligence towards security.
Chicago, IL-based IT consultancy for SMBs, Switchfast surveyed over 600 small business leaders – VPs to the C-suite – and small business employees about their cyber security habits.
It wanted to discover how employee behaviours contribute to the rising number of cyber attacks against small businesses – and how companies can begin to address poor cyber hygiene and mitigate risk.
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