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Following an event, more than 40% of businesses needed one or two years to return to normal, while in excess of a quarter said it took three to five years to recover. (Credit: Bigstock) Following an event, more than 40% of businesses needed one or two years to return to normal, while in excess of a quarter said it took three to five years to recover. (Credit: Bigstock)

Although small business owners might feel the size of their operations gives them immunity from cyberattacks, quite the contrary is true. Nearly 60% of small business owners have had data compromised, a security breach or both, according to a survey by The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

The survey also revealed that small businesses are frequently targeted, with 25% having had an incident in the past 12 months and 54% experiencing a cyber event during the past one-two years.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is managing editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. He can be reached at [email protected].  

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