TECH SUPPLIER Aug 2021 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US46380321

Worldwide Small and Medium-Sized Business 2021 Cyberprotection Adoption Update

By: Shari LavaResearch Director, Automation within the AI and Automation Group


This IDC Survey Spotlight examines how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) allocate cybersecurity spending currently and what investments they are planning to make since the emergence of COVID-19, and security incidents and threats continue to rise. It also provides key insights by industry, as well as digital maturity where differences in adoption patterns were observed.

According to Shari Lava, research director, "While investments in email and network security will be getting the most budget dollars from both small and medium-sized businesses, the investment patterns for additional technologies show that SMBs may be unwittingly creating vulnerabilities. Many are adopting new technology that is necessary for the business to compete, but are not thinking through the security safeguards that might also be needed."


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