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Majority of SMB Leaders Say They Would Pay Ransom to have Stolen Data Returned

More than half (55 percent) of executives at small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) said they would pay hackers in order to recover their stolen data in ransomware attacks, according to the second quarterly AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. That number jumps to 74 percent among larger SMBs that employ...

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Not all SMBs share the same cyber fears

This should not be a big surprise, that small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in different sectors have varying cybersecurity concerns. Not all SMBs are created equal; they have different business models, use and transmit their data differently, which at times are also stored differently. These and other factors could...

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7 in 10 SMB decision makers admit to using unsecure public WiFi

Are you a road warrior who enters an airport, a doctor’s office or café and immediately asks “is there WiFi here?” If so, you’re not alone. Demand for public WiFi has driven its growth exponentially. It is projected there will be 432 million public Wi-Fi hotspots globally by 2020. Everyone loves public WiFi; it helps...

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Nearly half of all SMBs feel vulnerable to imminent cyberattacks

How would you feel if you were told you would be vulnerable to an imminent car crash? Or imminent food poisoning? Or even just an imminent chance of slipping on a banana peel?

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Six in 10 SMBs Give Themselves a Thumbs-down for Cyberthreat Preparedness

A recent national survey of leaders and IT decision makers in small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) offers a rather grim outlook: a majority of them do not have confidence in their own business’s cyberthreat preparedness.

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SMBs vs. cyberhackers: who’s on top?

Here is a question most CSOs wouldn’t want to answer: “Are cyberhackers’ technology and strategies more sophisticated than ours?”

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Survey: Cybercrime More Devastating to SMBs than Other Threats Combined

A majority (58 percent) of executives at small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than a flood, a fire, a transit strike or even a physical break-in of their office, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. The figure jumps to 66...

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