451 Research conducted a custom survey targeting 250 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain insight on advancements these organizations have made toward improving their cybersecurity posture. Some highlights include: 

  • Over 80% of respondents reported they are planning to increase their security budgets by an average of 14% for the coming year. 
  • Although 61% of SMEs said they have experienced a significant security incident, cyberattack or data breach in the recent past, most respondents said they feel optimistic about their ability to investigate and respond to incidents moving forward. 
  • Overall, the survey revealed SMEs have made several improvements in their security operations and are investing more in protecting their customers’ data. 

Get the full 451 Research report to see more keys findings from the survey, SME’s continuing challenges, and the path many are taking to better position their organizations to contend with a dynamic and expanding cyber threat landscape. 

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