Information Security: SMEs face major questions

With the vast majority of companies working with small staffs and tight budgets, Conor Flynn looks at the challenges that these firms face in securing their data.

6th April, 2014
Morgan Kelly: the Professor of Economics at University College Dublin warned of a coming disaster in the SME sector.

The small and medium size enterprise (SME) sector in Ireland employs approximately 70 per cent of all those employed according to a recent Central Statistics Office report. The real core of this employment, 90 per cent, happens in the micro-enterprise sized businesses with less than ten employees.

It is this statistic that focuses the mind very sharply on the resource restrictions that many owner/managers face when it comes to specialist areas such as information security.

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