Dark Reading: SMB Security Catches Up to Large Companies

Dark Reading: SMB Security Catches Up to Large Companies

Excerpt from: SMB security catches up to large companies

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have long had a reputation for being behind the curve in cybersecurity, especially compared with large companies that have more resources. A new report shows SMBs are just as capable of defending themselves, despite facing similar challenges.

“We see time and time again that SMBs are actually punching above their weight,” says Wolfgang Goerlich, advisory CISO with Cisco Security. “They’re doing better than we would’ve anticipated.”

Overall, the numbers indicate small businesses are placing a stronger focus on security over time. The same sentiment is echoed in data from The Manifest, which recently released results from a survey of 383 smaller organizations, most of which had fewer than 50 employees.

“Training is a long-term strategy to ensure employees aren’t acting careless,” says The Manifest’s Riley Panko.

Read the full article here: https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/smb-security-catches-up-to-large-companies-data-shows/d/d-id/1337725

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