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Why remote workers are an underrated security risk for small businesses

A mere 4% of small businesses in the United States have fully adopted the cybersecurity best practices outlined by the US Small Business Administration (SBA), a new report by Nationwide found. Around 20% of small businesses in the survey did not train employees about cybersecurity at all.

Most small business owners seemed unaware of major security risks like those associated with remote workers, and failed to implement basic security measures to mitigate these risks. This is despite the fact that almost two in three (65%) small firms have experienced a cyberattack, with the most common attacks being viruses (33%) and phishing attacks (29%).

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