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Security may be worse than we think for SMBs

A new survey by Devolutions on the SMB cybersecurity market across a variety of industries, including IT, health care, education and finance

78% of SMBs said having a privileged access management (PAM) solution in place is important to a cybersecurity program. However, 76% haven’t fully deployed one.

  • Sixty-two percent of SMBs do not conduct a security audit at least once a year. Fourteen percent never conduct one.
  • Forty-seven percent allow end users to reuse passwords across personal and professional accounts.
  • Fifty-seven percent said they have experienced a phishing attack in the last three years.

And, in data from CheckPoint, Microsoft took the dubious honor of being the most imitated company for those phishing attacks.

Why do we care?

Well, sell them PAM solutions!  

I’m more focused on the stat around security audits.  This feels like a massive opportunity and a huge threat.  You can’t manage what you don’t monitor, and there’s a bit of “no wonder we’re losing the war” if we aren’t even doing audits.

If you ARE doing audits, make sure your clients know – if you’re worried about being invisible to them, this is a clear way to keep them informed.    It’s obvious, but it screams “as a service” for more of that sweet, sweet recurring revenue. 

Source: Channel Futures

Source: Redmond Channel Partner