IT security controls used by small business in the United States as of March 2017

IT security of small businesses in the U.S. 2017 This statistic shows the IT security controls used by small business in the United States as of March 2017. During the survey period, 17 percent of small business owners stated that they used antivirus software.
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Share of respondents
Antivirus software17%
Firewalls16%
Anti-malware software14%
Spam filters14%
Regular vulnerability scans12%
Automated software updates11%
Data encryption10%
Outsourced security6%
Share of respondents
Antivirus software17%
Firewalls16%
Anti-malware software14%
Spam filters14%
Regular vulnerability scans12%
Automated software updates11%
Data encryption10%
Outsourced security6%
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This statistic shows the IT security controls used by small business in the United States as of March 2017. During the survey period, 17 percent of small business owners stated that they used antivirus software.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 2017
Number of respondents
1,420 respondents
Special properties
small business owners
Supplementary notes
Question: "What IT security controls does your business use?"
Region is presumed.

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