Lack of Remote Work Security Policy Poses Concern for SMBs

August 19, 2019

Hikvision HikWire blog article nationwide SMB study

Hikvision Tips to Reduce Security Concerns at Home


The Security magazine article, “Remote Workers are Biggest Cyber Blind Spot for SMBs,” covers results from Nationwide's fifth annual Business Owner Survey, which found only half of small business owners have updated their remote work security policy to address potential cyber concerns, despite offering employees the option to work remotely as needed.

"What may seem like a harmless public Wi-Fi network could ultimately pose serious troubles for a business. Many employees may not realize the magnitude of risk associated with a cyberattack as they may not have engaged in a formal training process. The scary truth is that many small business owners, even if they are aware of these risks, have not implemented all the proper measures of protection,” said Catherine Rudow, vice president of cyber insurance at Nationwide, in the article.

Other survey findings include:

  • 65 percent of business owners stated they had been a victim of a cyberattack.
  • 30 percent of small businesses (11-50 employees) stated they don’t provide formal cybersecurity training.
  • 7 percent of companies surveyed fail to update software regularly.

For more survey findings, read the article here.

For tips to reduce security concerns, check out this Hikvision blog: “Cybersecurity at Home: Hikvision Cybersecurity Director Talks Network Security and Network Segmentation.”

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