65% of SMBs acknowledge IT security frailties

Friday 15 March 2013

Two-thirds of small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) acknowledge that they are not doing enough to boost IT security within their organisations, according to a new study.

Research carried out by TalkTalk shows that many bosses are cutting corners when it comes to IT security; a practice that could cost them dearly in the long run, should a breach occur.

This is despite three-quarters of SMBs admitting that employees who use the internet on a daily basis are regularly subjected to potentially offensive material and threats from unknown sources.

Furthermore, confidential files and systems are often left at risk due to leaders cutting corners - which highlights how vital it is to stay ahead of the game, said Charles Bligh, managing director of TalkTalk Business.

"While we absolutely understand that security is just one of the many issues small business owners have to deal with on a daily basis, it's a situation which has the potential to cause real headaches for SMBs," he added.

Posted by Alex Boardman