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Small Businesses: You’re Handling Important Information, Is it Protected?

Created: 25 May 2010
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Customer account information, credit and debit card numbers, important business files, a day of productivity – what do all of these things have in common? Losing any one of them can be devastating to a small business.

According to a 2009 survey by Symantec and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), small businesses are storing important information: 65 percent store customer data, 43 percent store financial records, 33 percent store credit card information, and 20 percent have intellectual property and other sensitive corporate content online.

Whether it’s due to a malware attack, a server crash, or a loss of confidential information via email, downtime can be highly detrimental, if not fatal, to a small business. So how can small businesses fully secure their critical information, despite resource and budget constraints? Today’s companies need the right protection at the right price, tailored to their businesses.

In conjunction with Small Business Week, Symantec is expanding its SMB Information Protection portfolio to help its small business customers secure and protect their most valuable business information completely and cost-effectively.

Small Business Week is the ideal time for small businesses to make sure their business information is fully protected. We would love to hear from small business owners out there. What is the biggest security concern for your business? Have you been the victim of attacks by cybercriminals? Were you able to get your business back up and functioning after a disaster or data breach?