Sunday, April 28, 2013

Small business security on the rise

"...small businesses believe they are immune to attacks targeted at them. However, money stolen from a small business is as easy to spend as money stolen from a large business. And while small businesses may assume that they have nothing a targeted attacker would want to steal, they forget that they retain customer information, create intellectual property, and keep money in the bank. While it can be argued that the rewards of attacking a small business are less than what can be gained from a large enterprise, this is more than compensated by the fact that many small companies are typically less careful in their cyberdefenses. Criminal activity is often driven by crimes of opportunity. With cybercrimes, that opportunity appears to be with small businesses."
- Page 4, Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2013

Just like I've always said, just because you don't have as much gold in the vault, doesn't mean you can leave it wide open.

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