Small Business Cybersecurity Risk is Vital to Profitibility

October 12, 2017

As part of  National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Better Business Bureau has released a report on Small businesses. Findings shows that owners know they are at risk for cyberattacks, but they are somewhat at a loss as to what to do. That’s one of the findings of a new report from, The State of Small Business Cybersecurity in North America, released today. One of the more troubling findings is that half of small businesses reported they could remain profitable for only one month if they lost essential data.

“Profitability is the ultimate test of risk,” said Bill Fanelli, CISSP, chief security officer for the Council of Better Business Bureaus and one of the authors of the report. “It’s alarming to think that half of small businesses could be at that much risk just a short time after a cybersecurity incident.”

The report focuses on cybersecurity effectiveness from three perspectives, to learn more and Download a copy of the Report Go To:

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