A nationwide survey conducted by Big Red Cloud has found that 40% of SMEs in Ireland have fallen foul of one of the biggest threats facing business in the present day.

The survey sought to ascertain the views of business owner/ managers of 500 of Ireland’s SMEs, on issues pertaining to cyber security and data protection. “Data protection” was not seen to be a major issue for many firms with just 33% saying they were having difficulty dealing with it.

The 3rd Big Red Cloud Business Sentiment Survey revealed that of those SMEs that said they had been hit by a cyber security attack – a “virus” was the top form of threat – with 42% being hit by one of these in the past.

The experts at Big Red Cloud say that one of the more positive findings that emerged was the fact that 76% of SME respondents have cybersecurity measures in place.

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