By Pete Peterson, Xerox – How many times have we heard the phrase, “Ignorance is bliss?” When it comes to protecting the business documents they handle every day – or more importantly, the data contained in them – most small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) have long had the luxury of believing that hackers only targeted large corporation. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
Ponemon’s 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Mid-Sized Businesses showed that a staggering 61% of companies surveyed had faced a cyber attack in the past 12 months, with 54% of these companies suffered a data breach involving employee and/or customer information. According to Small Business Computing, 58% of those data breaches occurred at small businesses.
As SMBs begin to recognize the threat they are facing, and the complexity of the security threat landscape, they are turning to channel partners to mitigate the costs and challenges of protecting their devices, data and networks, and channel partners are turning to Xerox, with good reason.