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66% Small, Medium Businesses Hit With Cyberattack in Past Year

October 09, 2019 / Jessica Davis

Two recent reports shed light on the threat landscape facing small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs): Kaspersky found that half of SMBs are struggling to detect incidents, while the Ponemon Institute-Keeper report showed 66 percent of those organizations have experienced a breach within the last 12 months.The Kaspersky Global Corporate IT Security Risks Survey is based on interviews with 4,958 IT business decision makers from 23 countries and across all sectors, including healthcare. The researchers found that the cost of data breaches has steadily increased in recent years, while cyberattacks continue to pummel all sectors.“Given that businesses are still proving to be vulnerable to cyberattacks, it’s clear that more needs to be done so they adapt to a fast-moving and ever-increasing threat landscape,” researchers wrote. As they strive to achieve this, we can see that businesses are continuing to invest in their IT security and systems.”