Kaspersky Labs just published a new eBook, Cybercriminals: Unmasking the Villain, which provides insight into cybercriminals’ evolving strategies and tactics. There are three points in particular that I want to highlight:
- “31% of all cyberattacks are directed at businesses with less than 250 employees”
- “42% of confidential data loss is caused by employees” often due to well-meaning employees “opening unauthorized email attachments, forwarding sensitive information or storing data insecurely”
- “Hacking a small business to get into a larger business is now standard operating procedure for cybercriminals.”
These evolving cybercriminal practices underscore the reality that proper, up-to-date security practices are more vital than ever to the health and well-being of every company, no matter its size. The risks are too high, and the incidence of exposure and breaches is only increasing.