Cybercrimes No Longer a One Man Band
Cybercrimes are no longer performed by a one man hacker. They are gangs and now have the most sophisticated tool and skills as the big businesses they are trying to steal from. This is now leading to a new security arms race that many companies are losing.
There is an alarming increase in security breaches by organized cyber-gangs against companies of all sizes. These are not just criminals, they are also state-sponsored cyber spies attacking companies for intellectual property, data and potential legation. Forget about the idea of a lone hacker, there are many motiving factors for business competitor’s to hacker each other data especial non US based business. China is a major issue for many US based companies: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-great-brain-robbery-china-cyber-espionage/.
The size of a company no longer matters any company is subject to attack, it may not be to attack your company directly. Many companies have direct connection with large companies monitor devices, security system, HVAC system, POS systems. If there is a hole in a system it is open to attack.
The good news is there are many simples ways to protect your company. DNS filter, a business class firewall that is update and has GEO filtering enabled, AV that is current and updated, system that are on a supported OS version and that are patch and maintenance on a regular base. There many other simple step you can take to protect your business from attack.