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7/5/2018
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Steve Zurier
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9 SMB Security Trends

SMBs understand they have to focus more on cybersecurity. Here's a look at the areas they say matter most.
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1. Phishing Proliferates
Fear of phishing has displaced new forms of malware as the No. 1 attack global IT decision makers believe their organizations are most susceptible to this year, according to the Webroot study. While phishing has been around for years, SMBs - once seemingly under the radar - can no longer feel immune from such an attack; very often, the bad guys will phish an SMB as a way to gain entree into a larger enterprise customer. 
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1. Phishing Proliferates

Fear of phishing has displaced new forms of malware as the No. 1 attack global IT decision makers believe their organizations are most susceptible to this year, according to the Webroot study. While phishing has been around for years, SMBs once seemingly under the radar can no longer feel immune from such an attack; very often, the bad guys will phish an SMB as a way to gain entre into a larger enterprise customer.

Image Source: Shutterstock via Maksim Kabakou

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Joe Stanganelli
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7/5/2018 | 2:30:52 PM
Webroot, ransomware, and other malware
Interestingly, Webroot has identified another issue with ransomware and security trends. In a conversation I had with one of their marketing people not long ago, I was told that Webroot had found that a lot of laypeople do not often do not necessarily identify ransomware as a virus or malware -- thus leading the company to explicitly mention and include ransomware in a recent survey asking people's experiences with malware.
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