What makes for successful cybersecurity? Is there evidence that security investments result in measurable outcomes? How do we know what actually works and what doesn’t? These are the types of burning questions guiding Cisco’s 2021 Security Outcomes Study, which pulls together the experiences of over 4,800 IT, security, and privacy professionals around the world. This document is an offshoot of the larger study that focuses on small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Discover how SMBs compare to larger enterprises when it comes to security, and what key factors contributed to successful security planning in companies like yours.