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A study by Paychex has one 27 percent of business owners do not use any kind of data security software. The recently released results were published in a survey of 500 business owners with one to 500 employees who were queried about data security.

Of the other 73 percent of respondents, 48 percent use on-premise software; 11 percent, cloud-based software; 14 percent both.

Some of the businesses not utilizing data security software must feel secure because 81 percent of respondents said they were confident their company and customer data are as secure as possible. Similarly, 84 percent of the total believe they would be able to recover from a data breach or cyberattack.

Paychex also found the following from those surveyed:                                                                                                                                                                       *81 percent say employees recognize the importance of data security;                                                                                                                                               *72 percent regularly review their data security approach to ensure they are following best practices;                                                                                               *70 percent believe they have a clear data security policy;                                                                                                                                                                    *60 percent trains all employees on data security.

Larger companies are more likely to provide employee training. Eighty-nine percent of companies with 100 to 500 say they provide training, compared to 59 percent of those with one to 19 employees.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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