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Cyber security: A Growing Issue for Florida Businesses

Cyber security: A Growing Issue for Florida Businesses

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  • 43% of all attacks worldwide were targeted at small businesses with less than 250 employees; that’s up from 34% in 2014.
  • 79% of small businesses do not have a cyber-attack response plan even though 83%have been the victim of a cyber attack.
  • $20k is the average cost of a cyber-attack on a small business.

Last year, 43 percent of all attacks worldwide were targeted at small businesses with less than 250 employees, according to the cyber security firm Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report, which was released in April 2016. That’s up from 34 percent in 2014. Symantec reported a “steady increase” in attacks targeting small businesses over the last five years.