Undetected malware concerns two-thirds of small business owners, survey finds

Share this article:

The biggest security concern for small businesses is undetected malware, according to a survey – conducted by CSID and Research Now – of 505 owners of U.S. companies with one to 99 employees.

Nearly two-thirds, 63 percent, of those surveyed agreed that undetected malware is a security concern, according to the report, which adds that 41 percent found employee errors to cause unease, and 38 percent found the threat of phishing attacks and targeted cyber attacks to be worrisome.

Additionally, 33 percent found the security of cloud-based services, as well as security weaknesses with third-party partners, to be distressing, while 25 percent found the threat of compromised employee credentials to be a concern.

Less than 15 percent found point-of-sale attacks, BYOD, and reductions in security budgets to be distressing, according to the survey.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

TOP COMMENTS

More in News

Email promises free pizza, ensnares victims in Asprox botnet instead

Email promises free pizza, ensnares victims in Asprox ...

Cloudmark came upon an email that offers free pizza, but clicking on the link to get the coupon ends with victims being ensnared in a botnet.

Report: most orgs lacking in response team, policies to address cyber incidents

In its Q3 threat intelligence report, Solutionary learned that 75 percent of organizations it assisted had no response team or policies and procedures to address cyber incidents.

Flash redirect campaign impacts Carnegie Mellon page, leads to Angler EK

Flash redirect campaign impacts Carnegie Mellon page, leads ...

Malwarebytes found that, since early July, thousands of sites had been targeted in the campaign.