Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMB’s) are attacked fifteen times more often than smaller firms (>10 employees) and larger firms (<100 employees). In 2018 they accounted for 43% of all security incidents. This puts the engine of the world’s economy squarely in harms way. SMB’s are attacked more often because of:
- weaker technical protections;
- they have items of value (money) to steal;
- untrained employees,
- less supervision and controls around insiders, and
- sometimes for the access they have to other businesses.