CLOSING THE SMB

SECURITY GAP

Six steps to better cyber security for your business

Why you need to read this guide:

  • Almost 50 percent of small businesses have experienced a cyber attack1

  • More than 70 percent of attacks target small businesses

  • As much as 60 percent of hacked small- and medium-sized businesses go out of business after six months

1In May 2017, Inc.com published “60 Percent of Companies Fail in 6 Months Because of This (It’s Not What You Think).” The article is based on research conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Spiceworks, a professional network for the information technology industry, conducted an online survey for BAE Systems, a global leader in land, sea, air and cyber defense. Some 600 IT decision makers in the UK and US, from organizations ranging from 250 to 9,999 employees in a variety of commercial sectors, responded. Those respondents were required to be involved in the selection of security solutions at their respective organizations, and to employ security solutions that produce alerts. BAE Systems released the results of the Spiceworks survey in June 2018. Except where attributed otherwise, the quotes throughout this guide come from those results.