Man and Woman Speaking

Data Security Trends Among C-Suite Executives and Small Business Owners (SBOs)

Although C-Suites and SBOs recognize data security risks, they underestimate the consequences those risks entail.

Shred-it’s 2020 Data Protection Report found that 43% of C-Suite executives (C-Suites) and 12% of small business owners (SBOs) have experienced a data breach. They also believe that external threats (25% C-Suites; 18% SBOs) and physical loss or theft of sensitive information (22% C-Suites, 19% SBOs) are the biggest information security threats facing their businesses today.

Download Full Report

Learn more about how C-Suites and SBOs can protect their organizations from information security threats.

Data Protection Report Cover

Lack of employee training is a leading cause of insider threats. While most US businesses regularly train their staff…

14%

of C-Suites train their staff on information security policies only once during their employment

7%

of C-Suites train their staff on information security policies on an ad-hoc basis

8%

of SBOs train their staff on information security policies only once during their employment

18%

of SBOs train their staff on information security policies on an ad-hoc basis

Information Security Findings from Several Groups

This year, Shred-it studied several groups to best understand the information security perceptions and behaviors across a broad spectrum of audiences.

 

Consumers

Discover how the general public reacts to corporate data breaches and how it impacts their daily lives.

Learn More

Employees/ Employers

Learn more about the differences between employees and employers when it comes to data protection.

Learn More

Industries

Read more about the nuances between different industries when it comes to their information security practices.

Learn More

About the Data Protection Study & Report
In its 10th year, this survey identifies the insights, opinions and best practices of data protection among Small Business Owners (SBOs), C-Suite Executives (C-Suites) and members of the public at large from across the country to help Americans better navigate this changing privacy landscape. The goal is to uncover – and quantify – both the risks and opportunities American businesses and consumers face, including the upsides and downsides of mishandling data and/or being breached.

Get informed. Stay protected.

Periodic emails that keep you up-to-date with the latest in workplace privacy news, trends, promotions and best-practices. To review our privacy policy click here.

Request a Quote

Fill out the form below and we’ll contact you with a free quote within the hour! (Between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Mon - Fri)

Select Service




Company info


Your info

Additional Info



×