How Midsize Companies Put Large Companies at Risk

How Midsize Companies Put Large Companies at Risk

How Midsize Companies Put Large Companies at RiskHow Midsize Companies Put Large Companies at Risk

Midsize companies are likely targets for cyber-attacks, as they usually have lax security policies and they have access to larger companies’ assets.

The Perils of Password CrackingThe Perils of Password Cracking

25% of interviewed companies said they experienced password cracking during the last six months.

Medium Businesses Most VulnerableMedium Businesses Most Vulnerable

Medium businesses are most affected by password cracking, according to 27% of CIOs at these companies, as opposed to 21% of CIOs at large businesses.

Man-in-the-Middle AttacksMan-in-the-Middle Attacks

21% of medium businesses report man-in-the-middle attacks in the last six months or less, compared to 12% of large businesses.

Most-Used Security FeaturesMost-Used Security Features

31% of both medium and large businesses rely on firewalls to protect their infrastructures, while anti-malware solutions come in second, at 27%.

Gap Between Deployment and SolutionsGap Between Deployment and Solutions

There is a clear gap between percentages in deployment of anti-malware solutions, with only 24% of medium businesses using them compared to 31% of large companies.

Adoption of Firewall TechnologiesAdoption of Firewall Technologies

The adoption of firewall technologies is similar for medium and small businesses, with 30% for the former and 33% for the latter.

Impact of Breaches on Performance MinimizedImpact of Breaches on Performance Minimized

47% of CIOs at both medium and large businesses seek effective ways to prevent malware breaches, but 37% minimize the impact on system performance and user productivity.

Timely Customer Support FavoredTimely Customer Support Favored

37% of CIOs from large companies place greater significance on timely customer support, compared to 23% at medium-size businesses.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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