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Small Business Owners Take Action on Cyber Security
85% of small business owners willing to inconvenience customers for security

GLENVIEW, IL — August 24, 2015 — The majority of small business owners are concerned about breaches to their Internet and electronic security, according to the August 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard optimism survey.

As cyber security hacks have become an increasingly prevalent issue, 60% of small business owners said they are concerned enough that they are taking extra precautions including firewalls, offsite protected servers, multi-factor authentication, encrypted emails and multiple layers of password protection.

An overwhelming majority of respondents to the SurePayroll survey (85%) said they would be willing to inconvenience customers if it meant better protecting the customers’ online security when using the company’s products, services or websites.

"It tells you just how serious this issue has become for business owners, regardless of size. It's not just the big chains that are focused on security right now. Small business owners understand that any sort of breach or lack of confidence when it comes to online security could have a big impact," said SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe. "As a payroll provider, in particular, we understand the importance of taking security seriously in order to protect both customer and company data."

An infographic with all the data from the SureParyoll Scorecard, including more on the small business economy, is available on the SurePayroll Blog.



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SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online payroll services to small businesses nationwide. Whether a business has 1, 10, or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. SurePayroll also provides private-label and co-branded services for accountants and banking partners as well as offering efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers' compensation, employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit www.SurePayroll.com. Follow us on Twitter— Circle us on Google+ — Connect with us on LinkedIn — Like us on Facebook.

About Paychex

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by more than 40 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves approximately 590,000 payroll clients across 100 locations and pays one out of every 15 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting www.paychex.com and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.