Article | November 22, 2017

Top 10 Reasons Why SMBs Are Vulnerable To Malware Attacks

Source: Webroot
Enfal Malware

They say recognizing a problem is the first step in solving it. But when it comes to cybersecurity, many small- and medium-sized businesses don’t believe they have a problem. Many simply believe that hackers will focus their attention exclusively on large and well-heeled organizations, and aren’t interested in smaller businesses. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, and this “it won’t happen to me” mentality leaves them highly susceptible  to attacks.

While some attacks do target large corporations, most still do not discriminate based on the size of organization. Hackers just want to compromise the network and its devices to steal any and all data they can sell or use for their own ends. And once they’ve hacked a network server, they can use it to launch attacks on others.

This means that, in our current, constantly evolving threat landscape, simply deploying an antivirus solution isn’t enough. Only a layered security strategy that includes multi-vector protection can successfully fend off advanced, zero-day threats like ransomware, malware, and more.
Here are 10 reasons MSP clients need a layered security strategy to stay safe.

  1. It’s not a matter of if your clients will get hacked, but when.
    Many small businesses don’t invest sufficiently in IT security resources and protection. This may be due in part to the fact that they may not know they’re being targeted. According to the Ponemon Institute 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report, hackers have breached 50% of the 28 million small businesses in the United States.
  2. The threat landscape evolves constantly.
    Trying to keep pace with the changing nature of cyber threats is a full time job in and of itself. Many small- to medium-sized businesses cannot afford the cost of full-time IT security staff, which is why it’s imperative that their MSP keep them protected from zero-day threats.