Encryption Important to Small Businesses, Too

"What happens if a company laptop is stolen or lost? Is the hard drive data protected against unauthorized access? The standard password login to Windows isn't enough protection. Encryption provides the definitive solution. Scrambling digital data limits access to only those with the proper keys (think of these as akin to passwords, but stronger) and can guard against eavesdropping of communications, prevent undetected alteration or deletions and deny unauthorized access.

But we know that already. The problem is, small and medium-sized businesses don't use encryption enough. Savvy large enterprises are adopting crypto to protect data stored on personal computers, but few SMBs implement it now. This is quite dangerous, given that data on computers is valuable and vulnerable, regardless of company size."

Read more in this searchsmb article.