Why SMEs need cyber security protection just as much as enterprise

It’s no secret that cyber criminals like to try out their latest tricks on big businesses, with high-profile enterprises falling foul of the criminals’ collective efforts at an alarming rate. It’s unlikely that a vicious cyber attack on a smaller enterprise will garner anywhere near the degree of publicity that follows on from the hacking of an international corporation. 

Still, this doesn’t mean there aren’t consistent and successful attacks against small businesses on a daily basis.

Nearly one million SMEs suffered a cyber attack in the last year — which is no surprise considering that SMEs host customer data, IP, and other prized assets in exactly the same way as the enterprise.

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