83% of small and medium-sized companies think they are not targets for attacks because they don’t think they have anything worth stealing. A further 32% believe they won’t suffer any lost revenue from a day’s downtime resulting from an attack.
In my opinion, these are the weakest pretences not to have a basic level of protection against cyber threats. The real motivations are hidden behind these screens: 22% of such organisations don’t know where to start with cyber security, and 24% think that cyber security is too expensive to implement.
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