According to a recently released study conducted by McAfee Avert Labs entitled "Does Size Matter? The security challenge of the SMB", most organizations believe that simply because they are not well known enough, they will not be targeted by hacker attacks. Just to put things in perspective, there are about 6.4 million SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) in the US alone, and about 953,000 in neighboring Canada. The study surveyed a total of 500 such organizations and found that 52% of them do not take the matter of IT security seriously. Only 21% of said organizations actually realize that a successful attack could possibly put an end to their activities.
July 28, 2008