It seems to be, the bigger the breach the more attention that is paid to it, but digital issues affect companies of all sizes. And according to data from the FBI’s 2018 Cyber Crime Report, cited by the U.S. Small Business Administration, New Jersey was among the top states where the highest number of cyber-crime victims live, and No. 9 on the list of states with the biggest losses from cybercrime — $79,711,752.
This National Cybersecurity Month, if you’re a small or mid-sized business, the U.S. Small Business Administration, working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Information Technology Coordinating Council, wants to hear from you for a new survey that’s available until Nov. 11, 2019,
The results of the confidential survey, the SBA said, will be used to compile information about the resources used by small and mid-sized companies for cybersecurity best practices, the assets and management practices of individual companies – including physical access management, and the cost and benefits of the National Institute of Standards and Technology framework and implementation.
The survey also addresses cybersecurity awareness and cyber risks unique to companies of this size.
“As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, I am encouraging New Jersey small business owners to consider taking this voluntary survey,” said SBA New Jersey District Director Al Titone. “According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by 62 percent of all cyber attacks, about 4,000 per day. Small business participation in this survey will go a long way in helping to inform and influence the critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in addition to other federal agencies.”
Data from the survey will be collected and anonymized by ACT The App Association, the SBA said. The survey is available here, and further questions can be directed to Brian Scarpelli at BScarpelli@actonline.org or Alexandra McLeod at AMcleod@actonline.org.