Too Small to Target? Nope!
Obviously, I tend to post a lot of content focusing on research from vendors with whom we partner and trust like Fortinet, Trend Micro,, Datto, Inc., Veeam Software and Microsoft.
But that does not mean I am blind to research from a whole host of sources. In fact, in the most recent Comms Dealer trade press, they reference findings from two separate vendors, which is worth knowing.
Focus on SMBs
Firstly, Acronis report CYBER criminals are narrowing their focus on SMBs according to their Cyber Report mid-year update. Despite the perception they are too small to target, SMBs are increasingly vulnerable due to supply chain attacks and greater use of automation by ransomware groups.
The report says that during the first half of 2021, 4-out-of-5 organisations experienced a cybersecurity breach originating from a vulnerability in their third party vendor ecosystem.
Monthly risk ratio
Secondly, Avast report UK BUSINESSES are facing a monthly risk ratio of 11% of getting attacked by any type of PC malware. Avast’s latest Global Risk Report shows the overall chance of business users encountering a cyber threat has increased worldwide year over year by 24%, from 11.25% to 13.9%. The catalyst for this is clearly the pandemic as businesses moved on-mass to working from home at short notice in 2020.
So, if you are an SMB with a workforce/key workers operating from home, it is worth reviewing your security posture to make sure you are protected from the negative effects of the ‘too small to target’ misconception.
Don’t leave your cybersecurity to chance!