SMB Cybersecurity Stats

Hackers don’t seem to care whether your a large enterprise or a SMB.  Although most SMB don’t have the resources or the funds for an extensive cybersecurity plan.

Latest data from Ponemon in their 2019 Global State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Businesses report shows SMBs are big part of cybersecurity issues:

  • 66% experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months
  • 63% experienced a data breach in the last 12 months
  • 69% say cyberattacks are becoming more targeted
  • 60% say cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated
  • 61% say cyberattacks experienced are becoming more severe in terms of negative consequences
  • 39% say more time is needed to respond to cyber incidents

Now let’s breakout where they are coming from:

  • Social Engineering/ Phishing plague 53% of SMBs
  • Web-based attacks (50%)
  • Malware (39%)
  • Compromised or Stolen Devices (37%)
  • Credential Theft (29%)


Time to train your employees, and keep them up to date on cybersecurity issue such as, latest phishing scams, changing/updating passwords, don’t react the urgency of the email and no clicking on a link.


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