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How to Keep Your Business Safe: The One Checklist All SMBs Should Have


There are over 28 million small businesses in the U.S. today, making up nearly 45% of total U.S. private payroll. Combine these statistics with the vulnerabilities of small businesses with regards to cybercrime: limited IT support / expertise, limited awareness of cybercrime techniques and limited budgets make small businesses prime targets for cyber criminals.

In 2012 alone, nearly 40 percent of SMBs were victims of a security breach. It is alarming that nearly 60 percent of SMBs will be forced to close their doors within six months of an attack—and even more shocking that only 17 percent of SMBs take any steps to secure company data on personal devices.
For small business owners, protecting their business, customers, employees and assets doesn’t have to be expensive or complex. To get started, here’s the 10-step checklist all SMBs should have and revisit quarterly to ensure they are protected:
McAfee 10 Steps Infographic
Published: June 25, 2013

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Monica Hamilton

Monica Hamilton is Director of SMB Product and Solutions Marketing at McAfee, Inc., the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. Monica is passionate about helping SMBs, responsible for defining McAfee's SMB product marketing and communications strategies. She also optimizes business plans and product positioning to build market awareness and deliver fulfilling customer experiences. A recognized industry leader and self-described security geek, Monica also acts as global product, market, and customer evangelist for McAfee SMB solutions.

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