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A recent survey of more than 1,000 small and medium sized business (SMB) owners found that 66 percent feel confident their data and devices are secure and safe from hackers.
Still, the survey from McAfee and Office Depot found that only 9 percent use endpoint/mobile device security, 80 percent don't use data protection, less than half use e-mail security, about half use Internet security, and 45 percent don't secure company data on employees' personal devices.
Most strikingly, 14 percent of SMBs haven't implemented any security measures at all.
And in spite of all that, 77 percent don't believe they've ever been hacked, even though the Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 72 percent of data breaches were focused on companies with less than 100 employees.
"A business that doesn’t have any security measures in place is putting their data and customers' trust in jeopardy," Bill Rielly, senior vice president of Small & Medium Business at McAfee, said in a statement. "As enterprises have increased their security defenses, hackers have started to target their attacks downstream to SMBs."
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