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SMBs suffering from a false sense of security

Steve Ragan | Nov. 1, 2013
McAfee and Office Depot study indicates dissonance between respondents' perception and reality

Organizations in the engineering, manufacturing, IT services, and consulting sectors also have a different set of issues to deal with, because they face an entirely different set of attacks aimed at exploiting human weaknesses (social engineering).

"Cyber attacks on small businesses rarely make headlines, so it is easy for these business owners to be lulled into a false sense of security, as indicated in this survey. It is especially important for small business owners to secure their systems, as they may not have the resources to survive a cyber attack, unlike a large corporation," Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY-27), said in a statement.

 

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