They say recognizing a problem is the first step in solving it. Whereas in the past many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) didn’t believe they had a cybersecurity problem, today many executives in those businesses know that hackers will focus their attention on and exploit them. Particularly if they don’t have adequate cybersecurity defenses in place. The rampant growth in ransomware and increasing volume and velocity of cyber-attacks has meant the “it won’t happen to me” mentality is at last being left behind.
While attacks of course target large corporations, most do not discriminate based on an organization’s size. Hackers just want to compromise networks and devices to steal any and all data they can or to hijack computers for things like cryptojacking. Once they’ve hacked a network, they can also use it as a base from which to launch more attacks.
This means that, in the current threat landscape, simply managing a firewall and deploying an antivirus solution is no longer enough. Only a multi-layered security strategy that includes multi- vector protection will successfully fend off advanced, zero-day threats like ransomware, malware, and more.