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Businesses, Including Trucking Companies, Urged to Increase Cyber-security

The rapid evolution and growth of internet-connected "smart" devices and systems - from phones and tablets to commercial truck telematics networks - is exposing businesses and consumers alike to a higher risk of cyber-attack, one that small businesses may not prepared to meet, according to a new survey.

Businesses, Including Trucking Companies, Urged to Increase Cyber-security

A poll of 500 small businesses across a range of industries by insurance firm Nationwide indicates that almost eight in 10 small business owners or 79 percent don't maintain a cyber-attack response plan even though a majority of them (63 percent) say they've been victims of at least one type of cyber-attack.

Mark Berven, president and COO of Nationwide's property and casualty operation, noted that among the small businesses polled that did not maintain cyber-attack response plans, 46 percent said they felt their current software is secure enough, while 40 percent said they didn’t think they'd suffer a cyber-attack.

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A poll of 500 small businesses across a range of industries by insurance firm Nationwide indicates that almost eight in 10 small business owners or 79 percent don't maintain a cyber-attack response plan even though a majority of them (63 percent) say they've been victims of at least one type of cyber-attack.

Mark Berven, president and COO of Nationwide's property and casualty operation, noted that among the small businesses polled that did not maintain cyber-attack response plans, 46 percent said they felt their current software is secure enough, while 40 percent said they didn’t think they'd suffer a cyber-attack.

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Businesses, Including Trucking Companies, Urged to Increase Cyber-security