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3 Ways to Secure Small Business Customers

For small businesses, keeping data, workloads, and users secure is more than a full-time job. Here are three ways to think about packaging security offers in the SMB space. By Melissa Mulholland, Microsoft

The growing sophistication of today’s cyber-attacks leave small and medium-sized businesses particularly vulnerable. More than 70% of cyber-attacks target small businesses and, even more alarming, an estimated 60% of hacked SMBs go out of business after six months, according to Security Magazine. The main reason for business failure following a breach is the cost of recovery, which the publication puts at $36,000 on average.

Small businesses are likely to have fewer resources and less security expertise, making them attractive targets for cyber-criminals. This article presents three ways to think about packaging security offers in the SMB space: Securing the front door with identity-based access; securing content, the data in devices, in the cloud, and in transit; and securing mobile devices.

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