Some say as many as 43% of all small businesses will experience a cyber attack this year, while others believe that figure is closer to 60%. The reason the range is so wide is because there’s no real agreement on what qualifies as a “cyber attack.”. For example, one study says that any type of malware infection could be counted as an attack, while another only counts attacks that successfully breached security and caused data loss or corruption. Either way, it’s safe to say that a significant number of small businesses will be targeted by cyber criminals in 2022. And since most small businesses don’t have the same level of security as large enterprises, they’re more likely to be victimized.