Three in five SMEs hit by cyber security breaches over last 12 months: Survey

The survey also showed that SMEs are ill-prepared to protect sensitive data, with three in five companies saying that cyber security is seen largely as an IT issue in their organisations.
The survey also showed that SMEs are ill-prepared to protect sensitive data, with three in five companies saying that cyber security is seen largely as an IT issue in their organisations.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Three in five small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have had cyber security breaches that resulted in business disruptions and data leaks over the past 12 months, a new survey reveals.

But only 30 per cent of those affected notified customers or employees of the data leaks, according to insurer Chubb's survey of 300 SMEs.

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