miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

Canadian SME IT Security Survey 2011

Trend Micro is a global leader in providing Internet security solutions for businesses and consumers. Trend Micro Canada commissioned Environics Research Group to conduct a nation-wide survey with small- and medium-sized businesses about IT security.
• The survey addressed experiences with and attitudes towards Internet security in general, and about cloud computing in particular.

• Surveys were conducted with the individuals responsible for decisions about the company’s IT needs (in smaller companies, this was the business owner themselves).
• The margin of error for a sample of 502 is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points (at the 95% confidence level).

2011 Trend Micro Canada Survey key findings:
1)  A majority (68%) of SMEs generally recognize that online information is at risk and say there is at least a moderate threat of outsiders gaining access to a company’s online information.

2)  Nonetheless, SMEs are largely confident about their own IT security. A large majority (61%) calls their own security adequate or better (19% say it is state-of-the-art).

3)  In part, this confidence is based on limited experience with Internet security breaches. Just over one in 10 (12%) SMEs have fallen victim to such a breach. Those that have not experienced a breach downplay the potential consequences in terms of lost time and productivity (only 58% say such an outcome is very or somewhat likely).


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