More Security Services Opportunities From SMBs?

Does Fear Lead To More Business?

The prospect of external attacks on their systems send shivers down the spines of IT decision makers at small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S. But that could mean more work for managed security service providers, based on the results of a new survey from Webroot, a security vendor that partners with resellers and managed service providers.

In the event of a cyberattack on their companies, 63 percent of the 200 IT decision makers in the U.S. who were surveyed said their company's public image would be harder to restore than the trust and morale of employees.

"Given the recent spate of ransomware attacks, it is crucial for these companies to shore up their security and lean on the expertise of an MSP for a solution to combat threats from multiple vectors," said Charlie Tomeo, vice president of worldwide business sales for Broomfield, Colo.-based Webroot, in a statement.

Click through to read five key findings from the Webroot study.