The Cybersecurity Risks, Challenges and Opportunities for Small Businesses
Cyber-attacks cost businesses more than US $400 billion per year and affect 1 in 4 small businesses, and yet most small businesses believe it will not happen to them.

In keeping with the Better Business Bureaus’s (BBB) mission to advance marketplace trust for all, BBB began ongoing research with a poll of 2,000 consumers and a survey of more than 1,500 businesses in the U.S. and Canada to learn about the state of cybersecurity among small businesses.

This report provides insight into cybersecurity risks and practices, dispels common cybersecurity misperceptions, demonstrates the importance consumers place on cybersecurity, and provides a roadmap for cybersecurity education and awareness programs to protect smaller businesses and their customers.