Security Secrets Of The SMBs
Cisco News, April 28th, 2021
April 28, 2021,
Volume 277, Issue 4

Even big enterprises can learn a thing or two from security-savvy smaller businesses.

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that only large enterprises excel at cybersecurity.

But small-to-medium-sized businesses can keep up with their bigger cousins - and with their agility and resourcefulness can even outperform in some areas, like aligning cybersecurity strategies with the business side.

This was a key finding in Cisco's "2021 SMB Security Outcomes Study" And last week an episode of CiscoChat Live! picked up the theme.

In a session moderated by Hazel Burton, Cisco Secure Product Marketing and Thought Leadership Manager, security experts shared some of the strategies that successful SMBs are employing - and what others, large and small, can learn from them.

Burton began with a question for Wolfgang Goerlich, a Cisco Advisory CISO, about some of the SMB security advantages that emerged in the Cisco study, which included responses from more than 850 small-and-medium-sized organizations.

"In our study," Goerlich answered, "we highlight a couple of things that small- and mid-sized businesses do better than their larger counterparts. And what we found is that these small and medium businesses were better at enabling and keeping up with the business. And some were good at operating efficiently. That last one probably makes sense, because if you have a small business, you don't have much, but you have to make the most of what you have."

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