The 2021 Security Outcomes Study – Small and Midsize Business Edition
Get proven success factors for your security program based on data from 850+ of your SMB peers
Some of the strategies that made these SMBs successful.
About the survey: Over 850 active IT, security, and privacy professionals representing SMBs from around the world participated in our 2021 Security Outcomes Study. Their responses form the basis of this report.
- We asked respondents about their organization’s adherence to 25 security practices spanning governance, strategy, spending, architecture, and operations.
- We then asked about each program’s level of success across roughly a dozen high-level security objectives or outcomes.
- Next, we conducted extensive multivariate analysis to identify security practices that correlate strongly with successful program-level outcomes.
If you take one thing from this study, it should be that good things do come in small packages.
From vendors to practitioners, the cybersecurity industry has a bad habit of assuming bigger means better. But this study makes a convincing case that your company’s smaller size doesn’t hinder the possibility of big wins when it comes to building successful approaches to security.
We’ve learned from the collective input of 850+ SMB security professionals. Their answers have been broken down into best practices, and we’ve determined which have the most impact on security outcomes and objectives.
In other words: based on what your business wants to achieve in security, these are things you should be doing to increase your chances of success. You’ll learn which security practices rank most effective, and which are making the least difference. Get the report to learn more.