AVG SMB Market Landscape Report 2011

The results of an online survey of Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs), look defined as less than 100 employees and at least 1 PC, pharmacy that tracks their security attitudes and practices was recently published in an annual report, commissioned by AVG and undertaken by GfK NOP.

The online survey conducted during August 2011 elicited responses from 1,000 ICT managers in the USA and the UK.

The survey noted that - "Businesses must equate online security with corporate governance and brand protection. New mobility technologies and social networking open businesses to opportunities for growth but also introduce the very nasty reality of security breaches and information theft" and that almost 75 per cent of respondents did not understand the risks posed to their businesses by their organisation's use of mobile phones.

One in three had a profile on a social networking site without taking additional security precautions and the majority of respondents remained focussed on countering the more traditional e-mail and web based malware attacks.

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