Cybersecurity, SMEs vs. large companies Did you know? Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) receive nine times more attacks than large companies.
Small and medium-sized businesses show the most signs of weakness in cybersecurity
The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2022 determines that in Spain only 6 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises are considered cyber experts, 45 per cent cyber novices and the other 49 per cent cyber intermediaries.
Less preparedness of SMEs
The difference in cybersecurity expertise is also evident in their perception of risk and the evolution of their business. Against this background, it is essential to analyse.
Why has cybersecurity become so important?
Addressing existing threats and vulnerabilities, achieving and/or maintaining regulatory compliance and implementing systems to detect unauthorised personnel, connections, devices or software are the top three priorities of the most cybersecurity-savvy companies.
On the contrary, if SMEs do not modernise their security systems, they could face vulnerabilities and threats much more often than they can imagine.
People often fail to recognise the danger of opening a fake email on a computer connected to the corporate network, or the risk of using highly predictable passwords to access their computers.
Companies need to invest in robust security systems
However, investing in protecting the business will do no good if companies do not adopt healthy routines for their equipment, such as frequent updating of operating systems, immediate installation of security patches as they become available, or training of all their staff.