Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cyberspies are now targeting small businesses as opposed to large corporations. Is your business protected?

­Cybercriminals are taking greater pains to infect the computers of certain employees at specific companies, and are increasingly targeting smaller organizations for sophisticated cyber espionage campaigns.

Those findings were released today by Symantec based on the security giant's analysis of malicious attacks that circulated globally on the Internet in 2012.

Symantec tracked a 42% increase targeted attacks over 12 months, with the greatest growth coming in network intrusions directed at companies with fewer than 250 employees.

Why are small businesses being targeted?
Small businesses often lack adequate security practices. Attackers are moving down the supply chain and choosing to breach the lesser defenses of a small business that may have business relationships with a larger company.

What can or should small businesses do?
The first step is knowing what information needs to be protected. Small businesses should look at where their important information is stored and how it is used, and should first look to protect those areas accordingly.

How can IES help?
We provide the best IT consulting services around! (Yes, that's what all of our competitors say too). But ask any of our current clients and they'll tell you the same. From basic virus protection to securing an entire network, IES technicians are there for our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Give us a call today at 781-81-MY-IES (781-816-9437) to secure you business.

Source: Symantec, USA Today

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