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. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

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.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.