A recent threat report from the Internet security firm Symantec found that three out of every five cyber-attacks last year targeted small and mid-size companies.
It should be no surprise attacks are so widespread and pervasive. In an article by Kelly Jackson Higgins, she points out that “for $40, a criminal can buy a keylogger that not only captures keystrokes and credentials, but it also geo-locates, intercepts emails and instant messages, and even reconfigures the compromised email account to send the criminals the victim’s emails directly – all while automatically encrypting the back-channel communications.” If true, that will scare every CEO to take action.
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