Enterprise CIOs, think it’s OK to ignore SMB security holes? Think again
The CIOs, IT Directors and CISOs for large companies have enough to worry about without having to take on the mountains of security holes infesting small- and medium-sized businesses around the globe. But a new report shows a direct connection between SMB security flaws and those of their Fortune 1000 neighbors.
In effect, this is just a new twist to the age-old and well-known supply chain security weak-link challenge. That’s where a company is subject to getting burned by the security problems of any company with which it shares a supply-chain. An e-tailer, for example, can get hurt by viruses or a trojan horse that infected a delivery service, manufacturer, CRM firm or—hello, irony—an SMB security firm.