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Majority Of Small Business Owners See Computer Security As A Priority

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 11/4/2010

Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed said that they were worried about getting a computer virus

According to one recent survey of small business owners, computer viruses pose a serious threat to their bottom line.

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The study, conducted by Trend Micro Global, revealed that that 69 percent of small and large business owners in the United States, Germany, Japan and the UK said that computer viruses were a great cause for concern. The survey also revealed a divide between small and large businesses when it came to data leakage concerns.

Seventy-four percent of large business owners said that data leakage posed a major threat to their business. In contrast, less than half of small business owners, 49 percent, said that they saw the issue as a threat they needed to be concerned about. In fact, only 44 percent of small business had a policy in place to combat possible data leakage issues. This compared with 61 percent of large business end-users that had the policy in place.

In other technology news for small business, a recent survey by RatePoint revealed that the majority of entrepreneurs were not taking advantage of social media. The survey found that only 36 percent of small business owners believed their customers used sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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