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Dave Greten

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Data security has long been thought the exclusive domain of large enterprises. Why would cyber-criminals bother with small and midsized companies when the big prizes are to be found hacking into large organizations? Unfortunately an increasing number of smaller companies find themselves at risk of infiltration, antivirus corruption, and data theft. Hackers are catching on that smaller offices are a softer target. Security in these organizations is generally looser as they often lack the financial resources for a comprehensive security system. As we've seen with the data breach at Target, cybercriminals are eyeing branch offices of large organizations as potential entry points to larger prey. This is particularly true in highly distributed organizations in retail, hospitality, financial services, government agencies and healthcare. These branch offices are prime ca... (more)