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8/21/2019
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7 Big Factors Putting Small Businesses At Risk

Small organizations still face a long list of security threats. These threats and vulnerabilities should be top of mind.
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Big Attacks Prey On Weak Targets
Malware campaigns like WannaCry and Emotet are equal-opportunity offenders, Alert Logic's Danahy says, but they yield the most destructive results against SMB targets. New attacks are adept at identifying weaknesses, written to infect and spread laterally, and can quickly damage most of an SMB's network.
'So while the attacks may be common, the constrained security resources of the SMB make the attack more likely to succeed, and the limited scale of the estate makes it more likely that the attack will have serious and visible consequences,' he explains.
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Big Attacks Prey On Weak Targets

Malware campaigns like WannaCry and Emotet are equal-opportunity offenders, Alert Logic's Danahy says, but they yield the most destructive results against SMB targets. New attacks are adept at identifying weaknesses, written to infect and spread laterally, and can quickly damage most of an SMB's network.

"So while the attacks may be common, the constrained security resources of the SMB make the attack more likely to succeed, and the limited scale of the estate makes it more likely that the attack will have serious and visible consequences," he explains.

(Image: Storm stock.adobe.com)

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