76 percent of US businesses have experienced a cyberattack in the past year
In the past 12 months, two-thirds (66%) of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have suffered a cyberattack, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security. The finding underscores a broader trend of growing cyber incidents at SMBs over the last 3 years.
Last year, 63% of SMBs across the globe lost sensitive business or user data. In the US, the number was 69%. Almost half (45%) of survey respondents acknowledged taht their cybersecurity program was “ineffective,” while 39% stated that their firm lacked an incident response strategy, which means that if the organization is targeted by threat actors, people have to improvise how to handle the attack.