39% business owners do not have their data backed up in more than one location
Over 70% of small businesses (SBs) in the US have not tested their websites for cyber security, while 27% of business owners have had an outside party to test their computer systems to ensure they are hacker proof, according to SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey by Newtek Business Services.
Based on the poll of approximately 1,200 respondents, the survey found that 39% of business owners do not have their data backed up in more than one location.
The Small Business Authority president and CEO Barry Sloane said with recent breaches of security at Citi Bank, Sony and The Pentagon, small business owners should be concerned and take precaution to ensure their confidential business information is protected.
The survey demonstrates that very few business owners have taken a necessary precaution of having a professional data security firm perform a current assessment of vulnerabilities on their commercial website or database applications.
The survey found that 65% of business owners seem unaffected by natural disasters, while 61% seem to think their data is backed up in multiple locations.
"We believe that small to medium sized business owners need to review all aspects of their data security and disaster recovery efforts," Sloane said.