It seems that US small businesses are not paying enough attention to their data security. As this article informs us, 53% of US small businesses are spending more time changing passwords than backing up their data. About a quarter of the businesses leave longer than a week between backups. At the same time, adapting good security practices can be very difficult for small businesses. It is very expensive to take into consideration the full possible threats against data security, such as malwares, viruses, natural disasters, and disgruntled employees. To maximize security, small businesses should spread their data to both traditional and nontraditional devices. US firms should learn to appreciate the need to protect data, because their existence often depend on it.
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