National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Symantec
Study Finds U.S. Small Businesses Lack Cybersecurity Awareness and Policies

Small businesses may not have adequate security policies and practices to ensure the safety of their employees, intellectual property and customer data according to the 2009 National Small Business Cybersecurity Study, co-sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Symantec.

65 percent of small businesses surveyed claim the Internet is critical to their business success yet only 28 percent of U.S. businesses have formal Internet security policies and just 35 percent provide any training to employees on Internet safety and security. For those small businesses that do provide cybersecurity training, 63 percent provide less than 5 hours per year.

Security awareness and education, combined with a comprehensive security solution, can empower small businesses and their employees to protect their information and their business.