New study reveals lack of web security preparation

New study reveals lack of web security preparation

Although web security remains crucial for any organization, some companies have not tested their sites for vulnerabilities.

According to a recent study conducted by Newtek Business Services' Small Business Authority, 73 percent of approximately 1,200 respondents indicated they have not tested their websites for cyber security issues.

"Our survey demonstrates that very few business owners have taken a necessary precaution of having a professional data security firm perform a current assessment of vulnerabilities on their commercial website or database applications," said Small Business Authority president and CEO Barry Sloane.

Also, 39 percent of respondents said their business data is not backed up in more than one location. According to the study, 35 percent indicated they have not been able to access their business because of a natural disaster.

Data security has evolved in the decade since the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States. According to a recent PC Magazine report, Joseph Steinberg, CEO of Green Armor Solution, told the news provider that new technologies, including smartphones and tablets, now pose new security issues for many organizations because they are not prepared to deal with the devices accessing company data.