Why criminals pick on small business

Does the size of your enterprise really matter to cybercriminals? Well, yes and no.

Most experts would agree with Jody Westby, CEO of Global Cyber Risk, when she says, “it is the data that makes a business attractive, not the size – especially if it is delicious data, such as lots of customer contact info, credit card data, health data, or valuable intellectual property.”

But, most experts also say the reality is that small and midsized enterprises (SME) are more attractive targets because they tend to be less secure and because automation allows modern cyber criminals to mass produce attacks for little investment.

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