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Thwarted by security at enterprises, cyber criminals target SMBs

Taylor Armerding | May 16, 2012
Big business -- at least a significant percentage of it -- has apparently heeded the decades-long mantra from information security experts, and invested enough in security to make it difficult, expensive and risky for cyber criminals to attack them.

Access controls: Minimize the number of staff with administrator privileges.

Denial-of-service mitigation plan: This is imperative for any business that relies on the Internet.

Of course, all of those combined still will not make an enterprise completely impenetrable. But, as former Navy Admiral and National Security Agency director Mike McConnell told a forum on cyberespionage recently, 85% of the security risk to businesses could be eliminated with "good cyber hygiene."


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