Small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) can no longer afford to think they’re too small to be a target for cybercriminals.
That’s why SMBs should consider new or expanded investment in a comprehensive security awareness program to help address the growing risks related to cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory compliance.
For SMBs, it’s important to go beyond a scattershot, “check-the-box” approach to various security awareness and training activities and think instead in terms of a flexible, extendable approach that’s more likely to deliver value.
Aberdeen vice president and research fellow, Derek Brink, and MediaPro’s Chief Strategist, Tom Pendergast, discuss:
- Why SMBs should care about these risks in the first place
- What a successful employee awareness program looks like and how it reduces risk
- Why organizations are increasingly adopting the strategy of “buy” (as opposed to “build”) for security awareness and training