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
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)