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Almost a third of small businesses have no cyber security strategies

March 19, 2019 / Anna Jordan

A new report from Business in the Community reveals that many small businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. A worrying 30% of small businesses don’t have any cyber security strategies in place at all, according to new research from Business in the Community (BITC). The report, Would you be ready for a cyber attack?, reveals some eye-opening findings for small businesses. For example, only 35% of small and medium-sized businesses have a basic data protection policy and a meagre 23% have a policy for controlling access to their systems. In terms of cyber security software, 17% or less of small and medium businesses reported not knowing when they update each of these programs or do not use them at all.