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1 in 7 SMBs ignore IT security

23 Nov 2010

A study by AVG has found that 83% of businesses surveyed recognise the need to protect against internet security threats, while 1 in 7 are not deploying any IT security solutions at all.

As a response AVG has launched a web-based Business Resource Centre, which aims to provide SMB owners and IT managers with guides, blog posts, videos, demos and tools to help them protect their businesses from the perils of the internet.

The Resource Centre has been developed in partnership with GFK Roper and features downloadable security guides that provide SMBs with “a blueprint for creating effective, secure business environments”. It also offers sales support via phone or email.

“As our research shows, small businesses have a fundamental understanding that Internet security threats can be a hazard to their businesses, but they obviously lack the time or the resources to adequately protect their businesses from cyber criminals who may try to steal valuable company information,” said Lloyd Borrett, Security Evangelist, AVG (AU/NZ). “AVG’s Small Business Resource Centre is designed to educate small- and medium- sized business owners about online threats to their businesses and provide them with a myriad of resources to help protect themselves from these threats.”

You can find the Business Resource Centre here.