Cybersecurity continues to be a main concern for middle market companies, although the specific risks and challenges are constantly changing. The last year has presented a wide range of threats, from economic uncertainty to geopolitical concerns, and new dangers are always on the horizon. However, organizations are constantly making adjustments and appear to be taking a more proactive cybersecurity approach.
The 2023 RSM US Middle Market Business Index Cybersecurity Special Report leverages data from over 400 senior executives of middle market companies, detailing their cybersecurity and privacy challenges, the frequency and severity of attacks, and ongoing concerns. It provides a glimpse into how the largest segment of the U.S. economy is implementing controls and strategies to address security threats, fighting back against cybercriminals and preparing for what’s next.
While the cybersecurity risk environment remains very elevated, the MMBI report does provide some positive news. The number of breaches reported among middle market companies dropped slightly in this year’s data as protective strategies advance, new solutions become available and executives understand the consequences related to potential incidents. But companies cannot afford to let their guard down as threat actors are always lurking and attempting to exploit vulnerabilities.